A large dog, hiking with his owner in San Diego County, California, collapsed from heatstroke last Saturday. The frightening situation serves as a warning to other dog owners about the dangers of exercising with dogs during hot weather. The San Diego Humane Society issued a release about what happened to the Mastiff, whose name is Joey.
According to the animal welfare agency, Joey was with his owner, Patrick McCarroll, on Three Sisters Falls trail in Descanso when he collapsed. His owner reached out for help and members of San Diego Humane Society’s Emergency Response Team responded.
Joey was rushed to Animal Urgent Care in Escondido, where is was treated for heat exhaustion and separating pads. Fortunately, Joey responded to the treatment and he was able to return home with his owner.
The animal welfare team urges pet owners to take extra precautions during the heat, stating:
Remember, animals should never be exercised heavily when temperatures rise above 70°. Always provide plenty of access to shade and fresh water.
(Screenshots via Fox News)
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