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Recognizing, Preventing, And Treating Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke In Dogs

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Roger Welton DVM

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Dr. Roger and Dr. Karen cover the common and potentially dangerous condition of heat stress (also known as heat exhaustion) and heat stroke in dogs.  Dr. Karen discuss risk factors and signs of heat stress versus the more dangerous progression of heat stroke, when to manage them, and when your dog’s life may depend on getting him to the vet ASAP.  Our veterinarian co-hosts also focus strongly on prevention and explain what is anatomically unique about dogs (beyond having a built in fur coat) that makes them far more prone to heat stress and heat stroke than people.

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Veterinary Advice, Animal News and Views welcomes our sponsor for this episode, Dr. Elliot’s Informed Pregnancy Podcast.  Dr. Elliot Berlin is an award winning prenatal chiropractor, childbirth educator and labor doula. His Informed Pregnancy® Project aims to utilize multiple forms of media to compile and deliver unbiased information about pregnancy and childbirth to empower new and expectant parents to make informed choices regarding their pregnancy and parenting journey.  You can listen to the podcast and all of the other valuable pregnancy resources at: http://www.informedpregnancy.com.