Shannon_C Posted May 20, 2003 Share Posted May 20, 2003 [color=darkred]Something triggered my memory to say this. When you take your dogs out in the car in hot weather, please make sure that you have all the windows open with the cool air and fan on, stop now and again to give them fresh water. A long time ago we were out in the car...it was a very hot day and not far from home. We both heard this weird noise coming from Patch our little Westie mix, as I wasn't driving I looked round and noticed him lying there breathing and panting heavily on the backseat...of course we had no idea what was wrong so we pulled over and got out. I put his lead on him incase he made an attempt to jump out the car, but the way he was that wasn't going to happen....panicking we both got him to sit up...still breathing strangely...he slowly crawled out the car...his legs wobbling, we had a bottle of water with us for him and put some in the bowl...he didn't seem interested at first and was still panting heavily....so then I got one of the towels we always take with us (incase of emergencies) and dampened it with cold water then wrapped Patch in it.....within a few minutes he started to feel fine...still wobbly and panting but his breathing had calmed down a lot....we took him straight to the vet who said he had Heatstroke!! We had both windows down in the back but didn't have any air conditioning which probably could have prevented it as there wasn't any wind that day to keep Patch cool. We are very careful now. Thought I should mention it incase anyone ever gets in that situation!![/color] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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