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Heat Stroke in Dogs: Test Your Knowledge with This Quiz!

Reviewed by Dr. Celeste Clements, DVM, DACVIM on Friday, July 31, 2015
Posted July 31, 2015 in Dog Diseases & Conditions A-Z

Heat stroke in dogs is all too common an occurrence, particularly during the hot summer months. And, heat stroke often has devastating consequences resulting in irreversible damage and even death. Fortunately, with appropriate precautions, heat stroke is completely preventable.

I invite you to test your knowledge about heat stroke by answering the following questions.

1. If you suspect that your dog has heat stroke, the best thing to do is:
A. Give your dog one adult strength aspirin before proceeding immediately to the closest veterinary hospital.

B. Spend a few minutes cooling your dog down with cold water before proceeding immediately to the closest veterinary hospital.

C. Transport your dog immediately to the closest veterinary hospital.

D. Quickly call the veterinary hospital to find out whether or not the symptoms you are observing warrant treatment.

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Nancy has more than 30 years of experience in the veterinary industry and is a board-certified veterinary specialist in internal medicine as well as a valued member of IDEXX’s Pet Health Network team since 2014.