Heat Stroke in Frenchies.
Hypothermia is a scientific term which describes an elevation of a body temperature. This happens due to a trigger such as :
inflammation in the body or environment.Exposure to high temperature leads to a heat stroke. Heat stroke is a serious condition. I have experienced it with my own frenchie. And that is why I am writing about it.
before that happened to me, I was aware of it, but really thought it will never happen to my dog. And it did. It did not take much of a heat to my french bulldog to overheat. Since then I take it very seriously and always warn people, that it does not take that much!
What happened is that during summer, I left the house for probably about 2 hours. I left my dogs at home and had AC on and went to run errands. I came home to find my french bulldogs in distress: panting, laying on the floor, and just about to become disoriented.
What happened is that we had a power outage, which lasted for about 8 hours. It was not planned outage. It happened due to an accident which led to the damage of the electric pole.
Should if I be gone for longer than two hours, my french bulldogs probably would not be here today.
Since then, I realized how serious it is. I put the security alarm in the house, which also had a temperature control. What is does: when the temperature goes above preset high , which I normally put
82 degrees, then it sends an alert to your phone and also you receive a phone call from the security company , stating that the temperature had gone up. Well, it saves lives….
Heat stroke leaves you with a very short time frame for response. Because once it happens- serious damage to organs can occur-or even death.
Dogs do not sweat thru their skin. They release heat by panting, and they sweat thru foot pads and nose.
To be continued….