Fox 17 News

Apr 14, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Would you be able to help your pet during a home emergency? The American Red Cross is hosting a pet first aid class Tuesday night at 5:30. Nick Wolkonsky of Nashville K9 says one example of providing first aid for dogs would be treating for heat stroke. With temps rising, dogs can get heat stroke just from a change of 2-3 degrees in body temperature. Wolkonsky says if your dog overheats and is seen panting heavily, owners want to place a towel over their back/neck and drizzle water on the towel. If you have an ice pack, place it on the back of their head.


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