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What should we do if the Alaskan Malamute get a heatstroke?

In summer, when Alaskan dogs faint, it’s actually heatstroke in Alaska. The hot summer sun is blazing, and the surface temperature is constantly rising. If we’re going to take Alaska for a walk, we try to keep the puppies in the shade, especially if they’re weak and vulnerable to heatstroke.


1. Why is Alaska vulnerable to heatstroke?

Because of its thick fur and lack of sweat glands on its surface, Alaska has a weak tolerance to heat and a weak ability to regulate body temperature. It can only by mouth-opening in the hot season, rapid inhalation and saliva to take away more body heat, but after all, it can not normal perspiration, nor because of the hot weather to stop their activities, they don’t take care of their bodies to stay hydrated, so Alaska is many times more likely to suffer heatstroke than we are!

2. Cause of Alaskan Malamute’s  heatstroke:

If we keep a dog in a hot and poorly ventilated environment where the ambient temperature is higher than the body temperature, the dog’s heat emission will be limited, thus can not maintain the normal metabolism of the body, resulting in a rise in body temperature. Dog Heatstroke can be caused by a number of factors, such as prolonged exposure to the sun. It can also be caused by excessive play and fatigue, as well as the lack of ventilation and humidity. Or a dog in a crowded situation, heat concentration is not easy to spread, which is most likely to make Alaska meninges a lot of congestion, cerebral cortex blood supply is insufficient and sudden heatstroke.


3. How to spot heatstroke in Alaska?

Heatstroke in Alaska can cause weakness of the limbs and burning of the skin. The ALASKAN Malamute can also become delirious or even pass out.

(1) determine heat stroke by Alaskan behavior

Most breathless Alaskans just need to hydrate and rest in the shade to rejuvenate. But when they get too hot, the effects of heatstroke can follow. There are signs of heatstroke when the dog appears to be panting, fidgeting, barking, and drooling. It then breathes hard, raises its head, or Glares, and if not handled properly, Alaska goes into shock, coma, and eventually death.

(2)Other ways to diagnose heatstroke in Alaska

To determine whether Alaska has heatstroke, we can judge it by touch or observation, in addition to its external behavior and reactions. For example, whether the pet is in a hot, hot environment, whether the body temperature is much higher than usual. Or from the pet abdomen hairless parts of observation, the skin whether the occurrence of flush, bleeding spots, blood spots, and so on, maybe signs of heatstroke. If we could give Alaska water when it wants it, it would greatly reduce the risk of heatstroke in Alaska. But Alaska sometimes forgets to drink because it gets too exciting, which is why we have to remember to keep Alaska quiet and feed it enough water for its body.

4. How do you prevent heat stroke in Alaskan Dogs?

Hot Summer should reduce the number of dogs out, we should give the Alaskan malamute dog more water. We need to prepare a large basin of water. If we take the dog out to clay, we should also bring enough water for the dog! If your dog doesn’t want to drink, sprinkle some cool water on him in moderation. Another option is to shave the dog’s thick fur, which can also help prevent heatstroke!