JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Animal Rescue League (MARL) is encouraging pet owners to keep their animals safe during the extreme temperatures.
They said knowing the signs of a heat stroke in dogs is important. Symptoms of heat stoke in dogs can be the following:
- Heavy panting, difficulty breathing, excessive drooling
- Excessive thirst
- Lethargy or unsteadiness
- Fire-red tongue
- Mucous membranes become pale as shock sets in
- Glassy eyes and fearful expression
- Elevated heartbeat
Normal temperatures for dog are between 100.5 F and 102.5 F. Dogs can experience heat exhaustion once temperature reaches 104 F.
Dogs that have a temperatures of 104 F for 15 minutes or more are more at risk of an heat stroke and/or head exhaustion and can lead to the following:
- Organ Failure