Some popular dog breeds are at greatest risk for heatstroke

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – As the temperature rises, have you noticed that your dog is panting a little more?

The world famous veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker says French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, and Bulldogs are just a few who can have problems, especially when trying to play or exercise when it’s warmer outside.

In all breeds, small and older dogs can also have problems regulating their body heat.

“If it’s severe you need to see a vet right away. However, if your dog can stand, offer small sips of water and check his temperature,” said Dr. Becker. “You don’t want it to be over 104 degrees. It should be between 101 and 102 degrees. You can also try using a water hose or wet towel to cool the body – especially around the head, neck, and under the legs. “

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