Posted on Facebook by Prospect House Veterinary Clinic
Hello, my name is Louis, and yesterday afternoon I almost died as a result of heatstroke. I was travelling with my owners and 2 other canine friends in a car. The windows were down and I had human company. Although my two canine friends were unaffected, I succumbed to the temperature of the day, and having a slightly compromised airway due to my breed anatomy, I collapsed. I was rushed to Prospect House where I was given emergency treatment including intravenous fluids, having to have my body temperature brought down gradually, (it was off the thermometer at 108 degrees), and medication to stop the fits that occurred as a result of my raised temperature. After a very long, worrying night for everybody.....and being attended to by the Vets Now out of hours team, I have now made a good recovery. Please be mindful of all my canine friends, walks should be either very early in the morning or late at night, and for us who have shorter, flatter faces, please be extra vigilant.