Poor response to commands.
Unsteady movements - stumbling.
Difficult / labored breathing.
Convulsions and collapse.
Body temperature above 105 degree F.
Get canine into shade or A/C.
Measure canines temperature rectally.
Anything over 105F is a concern.
Pour cool water over canine's body.
Pour alcohol over foot pads.
Give small amounts of cool water.
Too much cold water will put canine into shock.
Measure body temperature to see if it goes down.
Average body temp is 99 to 103F.
Transport to vet.
Shasta69: When he showed up at the house he was in labored breathing, stumbling and on the verge of collapse and seizures. Temp was off the scale of the rectal thermometer and it went to 106. Caught us off guard since he's always been a outside dog.
You did the right thing by rushing him to the hospital.
I took a walk in Eastern oregon with my then 8 year old retriever. It was a very hot day and with intentions of a 15 minute walk. Well looking at all the nature, it turned into a 30 minute walk and before one would realize, my dog was not responding to off leash commands, even though I was hydrating her with my palm/cup. I carried her back to the truck and poured all the water I had upon towels and cooled her down. I didn't have a thermometer then, but the white colored gal took about two hours to come around.