IF A CANINE STUMBLES COMING FROM A SEARCH AREA WHILE UNDER HOT CONDITIONS, WHAT HAS OCCURRED AND HOW DO YOU HANDLE THE SITUATION?
The canine is suffering from Heatstroke.
Before transporting to the Vet:
Cool canine by spraying or submerging its trunk in water
Water soaked towels or cold packs are applied to the back of the head, neck, armpit and groin
While transporting to the Vet:
Keep K9 cool and air conditioned
Check rectal temperature every 2 minutes
Stop cooling when temperature reaches 103 degrees