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Heat Stroke Case Study

by Lori Hehn - July 23, 2013 at 12:12 PM

After reviewing heat stroke in the last blog, here is a real case study about a dog that actually survived a severe case of heat stroke. It is a good example of how intensive these cases can be and what is involved in treatment.

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Heat Stroke

by Lori Hehn - June 25, 2013 at 12:17 PM

It is getting hot outside! Heatstroke is very common during the summer and very dangerous. Remind your clients about the dangers of heatstroke. Let's take a moment to review.

Heatstroke is a very serious concern, especially in the hot summer months. Providing good client education on this subject is especially important.

Heatstroke is a state of hyperthermia (106-109 F) resulting in multi-organ damage and in severe cases death. It occurs most frequently in dogs. Dogs with obesity, laryngeal disease, brachycephalic airway syndrome, or dogs that have been left outside or exercised in hot weather are at the highest risk.

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