How do pet owners know if Fido is getting overheated?
Common signs of canines suffering from the too much sun may include: Excessive panting, salivation, bright red tongue, red or pale gums, thick, sticky saliva, depression, weakness, loss of balance, vomiting (sometimes with blood), and diarrhea. Taking your dog’s temperature will also help pinpoint canine heat stroke.
Normal canine body temperatures are 101.5 up to 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures of 104 mean heat exhaustion has occurred. If your pup’s temperature hits 105-that’s heat stroke. In any case immediately bring your dog inside where its cool. Hopefully you have air conditioning or a good fan. Offer cool liquids to drink. Place your dog in a cool bath and call your vet ASAP. Remove your dog from the bath and leave him or her soaking wet, wrap him up in a towel and jump in the car.
The homeopathic pet heat stroke remedies below may be helpful to try while you’re on the way to the veterinarian or the local Pet ER.
Natural Pet Homeopathic Heat Stroke Remedies for Dogs
- Conitum Napellus 6C to 30C
If your dog needs this remedy, he may also seem very fearful or anxious. This is a good choice at the first sign of heat stroke. Give three pellets every 10 minutes for up to three doses. If your dog doesn’t seem better, try one of the remedies below.
- Gelsemium 30C
If your dog needs this remedy, he may also seem very weak and his muscles may be trembling. Give 3 pellets every 10 minutes up to three doses. If your dog is not any better, try the remedy below.
- Glonoinum 6C to 30C
Your dog may be vomiting and weak. His gums may be pale, red or possibly have a bluish cast. Give 3 pellets every 5 minutes.
Dr. Carol Osborne is an author and world-renowned integrative veterinarian of twenty plus years. After graduating from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Carol completed a prestigious internship at the Columbus Zoo. Shortly afterward, she launched a very successful private practice and became founder and director of the non-profit organization, the American Pet Institute.
Dr. Carol offers traditional veterinary care for dogs and cats with a softer, natural touch. Her approach highlights the importance of nutrition and utilizing holistic avenues in combination with traditional treatments. Currently, she offers holistic therapies and traditional veterinary medical care for dogs and cats at the Chagrin Falls Pet Clinic in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.