Can dogs get heat stroke?

Yes, dogs can get heat stroke. If your dog has been out in the hot for a period of time he or she could be suffering from heat stroke. Some of the symptoms of heat stroke in dogs are as follows:


  • Warm dry skin
  • Quick, heavy breathing and panting/gasping for breath
  • Fever
  • Drooling that may lead to dry gums
  • Glassy eyes or Staring/Conjunctiva of the Eyes
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Seizures or collapsing
  • Weakness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Redness of the gums
  • Anxiety with inability to respond to owner commands


If you notice any of these symptoms in your dog, get your dog out of the sun and call your vet immediately to discuss these symptoms.


Review the article on the dangers of your dog getting heat stroke, and the necessary steps to prevent it, as well as the steps you should take for your dog's recovery.