EMS treats dog who overheated

Courtesy: Commander Wes Hopkins, ATCEMS
Courtesy: Commander Wes Hopkins, ATCEMS

Austin (KXAN)- First responders with Austin-Travis County EMS had, what they’re calling, an “atypical” patient.

It happened at the Sunshine Run on Sunday morning.

The dog in the pictures was running with his owner when he collapsed.

EMS responded and found the dog had a temperature of 108 degrees and was hyperthermic.

Medics performed emergency techniques and stabilized the dog. He was then taken to an emergency 24-hour veterinarian.

Owners say they trained for the run, but didn’t expect the extremely high temperatures. The pup wasn’t acting like he was thirsty.

The dog is currently in serious but stable condition. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Courtesy: Commander Wes Hopkins, ATCEMS
Courtesy: Commander Wes Hopkins, ATCEMS

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