this is the third time since it got hot that my puppy goes outside and she gets so weak she cant walk and all she does is lay there and drool just runs out of her mouth does anyone know if she is getting heat strokes and if so what can i do for her?
Is it just the heat, or is she hypoglycemic? Is she a picky eater? Never let her get to the point where she is laying there drooling. Take her in and put her in some luke warm water, not too warm.If she's a picky eater give her some pedialyte, (give it to her anyway) or gatorade, and don't let her out when the sun is at it's highest. Early morning, and later on in the evening, when the sun has gone down are best. It's very easy for such a small dog to get over heated, and hypoglycemic. I just realized this is probably a troll. I hope so.
no toy dog should be left outside alone even in a fenced area summer or winter. such a small dog is easy prey for a hawk or owl, raccoon or coyote. they can easily slip thru a very tiny gap in fencing and become lost or stolen or hit by a car.
This sounds like a very dangerous situation for your dog. She should be supervised at all times and never let out for more than 5 minutes during the heat of the day. Heat stroke is nothing to joke around about. It can lead to shock and even death. Getting her inside and putting her in luke warm water, never cold water,and getting her cooled off is the best thing to do. You can take her temperature too with a rectal thermometer. If her temp is above 102 then this is higher than what it should be. 105 is getting really close to heat stroke temp. Call your vet right away and ask for their recommendation, but in an emergency getting her cooled off is the first thing to do. I also live in a hot climate and we enjoy exercising with the dogs late in the evening after the sun has started to go down or early in the morning when its cooler. The rest of the day they lounge in the AC even though they would love to be outside chasing the rabbits under our shed, we just can't let them risk their lives. I've seen dogs come into the clinic where I work with heat stroke and unfortunately it was too late. The best thing to to do is to play it safe. Hopefully cooler weather is around the corner.