According to Trupanion’s Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Denise Petryk lists the following as signs that your dog is at higher risk for heatstroke: older, overweight, short nosed, thick-coated, low-energy, out of shape, doesn’t drink enough water, and/or has underlying diseases like heart, respiratory, endocrine disorders, or arthritis. In addition, the following breeds tend to be at greater risk.
#1 – English Bulldog
Like most of the breeds on this list, the bulldog is a brachycephalic (short-nosed, hard-breathing) breed, which means they can overheat easily. However, they also tend to be lazy, overweight, and out of shape, possibly making them the breed that is MOST LIKELY to get heatstroke.
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