Heat Exhaustion in Dogs

Preventing Heat Exhaustion in Dogs


Buddy Beds Makes An Orthopedic Memory Foam Dog Bed That Can Help



DENVER, Colorado, August 1, 2007 It is hot outside!! The inside of a car only takes minutes to reach unbearable tempuratures that can be dangerous to your dog. It only takes a few minutes before it becomes a matter of life and death.

We must remember that dogs are more susceptible to heat exhaustion than humans due to the manner in which they control body temperature. They only have sweat glands on the pads of their feet and on their nose, which are inadequate for cooling during hot and humid days. Panting helps dogs cool themselves but they still aren't as efficient at cooling themselves as people are. A dog's heavy coat also works against the cooling process which makes them that much more prone to heat exhaustion.

If your dog is experiencing heat exhaustion, he/she will exhibit obvious signs of distress. The symptoms to look for are:

tongue might become swollen or bluish in color

skin feels warm to the touch

shows signs of staggering in walking

a fever develops and/or his temperature might rise to more than 104 degrees

might begin to vomit or to experience diarrhea

exhibits evidence of delirium

Should your dog show signs of heat exhaustion, a trip to the veterinarian is necessary. Before transporting resuscitation efforts should be taken. Bath the dog's entire body with cool water. If possible, immerse him in a shallow tub filled with cool water. You should see signs of easier breathing shortly after this process.

Treatment administered by your vet may include a number of options including oxygen flow or injection to reduce the throat's inflammation.

Once treated by your vet, dog owners can find relief for their dogs in an orthopedic memory foam dog bed. Buddy Beds has designed the ultimate orthopedic dog bed combining the pressure point relieving memory foam with a waterproof, breathable liner protecting the memory foam from liquids, stains, and odors. The liner keeps the memory foam anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and hypoallergenic.

An orthopedic dog bed can give relieve the pain of arthritis, hip dysplasia, joint problems or sore muscles. Buddy Beds has designed the ultimate orthopedic memory foam dog bed.

The orthopedic memory foam molds and contours to the animal's body shape relieving those painful pressure points which cut off circulation. This foam uses body temperature and weight to mold to the exact shape for comfort, custom support, and maximum pressure relief. Buddy Beds uses the finest quality 5lb. memory foam in their beds.

The Buddy Beds philosophy is: Pets are family and deserve the best! Buddy Beds strives to construct the premier quality dog bed on the market.

To learn more about these dog beds or read about the industry and customer accolades Buddy Beds has received, visit the website at http://www.buddybeds.com or email info@buddybeds.com.

Contact Information:
DEBBIE HOLTE 303-744-0424, 875 South Colorado Blvd., Suite 701, Denver, CO 80246 info@buddybeds.com https://www.buddybeds.com
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