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Pugs more at risk of heatstroke

On a hot summer day where temperatures soar over 30 degrees…vets are being confronted with owners bringing in dogs either critically ill or dead to practices around the country.

Heatstroke is a serious issue facing dogs of all sizes, however flat-faced breeds, such as pugs, bulldogs, and boxers are more at risk.

Dr Sam Kovac, a vet at Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic, joined The Weekender to discuss how to keep our dogs safe and healthy over the hot summer months.

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