16 January 2019
Hi Beemz, it's a good thing that you increase awareness of heatstroke among dog owners. However, you did it wrong. Never use ice or cold water, it could create other serious health issues. Ice and cold water will cause the blood vessels to constrict, slow down the natural cooling process inside the body, and even cause hypothermia. You can check and google first aid for helping dogs suffering from heatstroke, and all credible sources will tell you the same, NO ICE AND COLD WATER at all times, use cool (not cold) tap water instead. You are an influencer and as you see from the comments here, many people really really listen to you and take your words resolutely. Please clarify this as it could be dangerous to other dogs out there. One more thing, no matter how well the dog seems to be recovered, always suggest the owner to bring the dog to the vets after any suspected heatstroke incidents. The effects of heatstroke can continue for 48 to 72 hours due to internal organ failures (even if the dog appears normal).