We all live in a variety of climates and it's easy to make the assumption that if it's cool outside then we don't have to worry about our pet overheating. However, this assumption is something you might want to reevaluate. Believe it or not, just like humans suffer heat stroke, so can dogs. It's vital to realize that it's a lot harder for a dog to cool himself down.
If it's a warm day and your pooch is acting odd, you should be aware of the following heat stroke symptoms: acting disoriented, vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy.
In order to prevent heat stroke from happening in the first place, NEVER leave Fido in the car and keep him indoors while you're working. Even if you're outdoor playing with your dog, he may get overheated. Be aware of how your dog is at all times because his health depends on it.
Read more important tips on how to understand a dog's symptoms of heat stroke on the next page.