Heat Exhaustion Warning
My 5 1/2 year old Evander suffered from Heat exhaustion over the weekend. I took him to his Doctor and he has been treated. I just wanted to share this so everyone could be aware of the dangers of the heat this summer.
I made the mistake of letting my Boxer do his own thing, and as a result he is very sick. I would never do anything to hurt my baby and this has made me ill!!! Boxers are so energetic and hyper, they need to be watched especially if they are not accustomed to the heat. Evander stays inside most of the time and when the chance arises to let him play, we take him to the country to visit his Grampa Buddy and his little rascals. The heat and dryness of this summer makes it hard on inside animals and should be watched carefully while outside. I wish I would have been a little more knowledgeable in this area and my Evander wouldn't be suffering now.
If you run across this problem, here is what the vet had us do: Ice chips to cool them down, just place them on their tongue every few minutes. Pedialite (like you give to babies) to restore electrolites and other nutrients that have been lost. Ibuprofin (1/2 for a 55-60 pounder) for pain and muscle aches. Keep your pet cool and inactive. I was told that it is just like a human having heat exhaustion, so they will need plenty of rest and TLC.
Thank you all for your time,