Heat stress in French Bulldogs is
one of the most common conditions affecting the breed. Due to their smushed faces, they typically have a hard time breathing and regulating their body temperatures.
If you live in a hotter area, it’s even more important that you’re careful of heat stress in your French Bulldog.
If left untreated, heat stress can eventually
lead to heat stroke. Common causes of heat stress and heat stroke
Leaving your dog in the car on a hot day
Forgetting to provide shade when outdoors
Symptoms of heat stress in French Bulldogs
Signs of discomfort
Blue or bright red gums
What should I do if my dog is overheated?
According to PetMD, these are some of the steps you should follow to treat an overheated dog.
Frenchie in the pool
Move to a cooler area; get indoors if you’re outside.
Put your dog in the bathtub.
Run a cool (not cold) shower over your pet, covering the whole body — especially the back of the head and neck.
If you don’t have a tub, use a garden hose or small pool with cool water.
Apply a cold pack to the dog’s head. A packet of frozen vegetables works fine.
Massage the legs. A vigorous rubbing helps the dog’s circulation and reduces the risks of shock.
Let the dog drink as much cool or cold water as it wants. Adding a pinch of salt to the water bowl will help the dog replace the minerals it lost through panting.
Signs of heatstroke in French Bulldogs
If your dog is exhibiting any signs of heatstroke, get immediate veterinary attention.
drooling Rapid heart rate
Lack of coordination
Loss of consciousness
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