Heat stroke vs. Heat exhaustion in dogs
Hyperthermia is the term used to describe heat elevation in a body. Three types of hyperthermia are Heat Stress, Heat Exhaustion, and Heatstroke are three types of hyperthermia. They are used interchangeably, but their conditions differ. Heat exhaustion is the milder version of heatstroke.
Body temperature not above 104°F, pets affected with heat exhaustion can still walk, panting, and dehydrated.
Heat stress is a mild heat-related illness. At this stage, the dog shows signs like increased thirst and panting. If the condition prevails for long, it will progress to heat exhaustion.
Dogs affected by heat stress show visible signs like increased heartbeat rate, dry or sticky gums, unusual color gums, lethargy, disorientation in walking, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive drooling, and seizure sometimes. This gradually transforms into Heatstroke.