Excessive exercise responsible for three-quarters of heatstroke cases in dogs, study shows

Date: 
Monday, August 17, 2020
Source: 
RVC

The most common cause of potentially-fatal heatstroke in dogs is being exercised by their owners, the largest study of its kind has found.

A team at Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College found that exertion or exercise – which could include dogs walking, playing or running with their owners – was responsible for three quarters (74%) of heat stroke cases. Many of these cases were in the summer months.

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