|Barked: Wed Jun 16, '10 11:33pm PST |
|I had a big scare earlier this evening. I was sick today, so I laid down for a nap at 4:00 p.m.. I normally feed the dogs at 6:00, but I was exhausted and slept until around 8:00. When I woke up, Charlie was at the foot of my bed. When I turned the lights on, his head was kind of wobbly and shaking (not the normal "little dog shake," but more like a bobble-head). I got really freaked out. I was very hot, but I was sick, so I can't tell if the room was hot or if it was just me. Charlie had accidentally shut the door at some point during my nap, so he didn't have free access to the kitchen, where his water is. I took him outside immediately to cool off, and I gave him some water. He drank a lot. Then I took him inside, fed him a good meal, and then took him back outside again, where the temperature was pleasantly cool. He eventually stopped being wobbly, and by the time I took him to the bathroom, he was pulling on the leash and seemed normal.
What happened to him? Was he overheated, dehydrated, had low blood sugar, or some combination of the above? I added a water bowl to my bedroom and a few around the house in case I'm not around and he shuts himself in a room again, and I opened the windows a little just to keep the house cool in case it was a temperature thing. Do you Dogsters have any experience or advice with this? I was so worried. Thanks so much!
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