Hyperthermia - the hot dog - heat related illness

Key Information

CPD Hours: 2 hours

Course Length: Two hours

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • How to identify risk factors for heat related illness
  • Learn to recognise the clinical presentation of dogs with heat related illness
  • How to identify organ dysfunction in dogs with heat stroke
  • Learn about the management of and prognosis of heat stroke
About this course

Heat related illnesses are a spectrum of conditions that range from mild clinical signs to life-threatening emergencies. Heat stroke, the most severe of heat related illness is rapidly progressive and can be associated with a high mortality rate. Are you able to recognise all the risk factors for heat related illnesses in dogs? Would you like to learn more about hyperthermia, including the cause and consequences of it? Would you like to learn about management strategies to support and prevent heatstroke?

Heat related illness compromises a spectrum of conditions. Heat stroke is the most severe form of heat-related illness and occurs as a result of hyperthermia induced organ dysfunction which can rapidly progress to death if left untreated. This course aims to help you recognise those patients at risk of heat related illness and will focus on the treatment and management of organ dysfunction that occurs secondary heat stroke. We will also discuss important prognostic information that can help you recognise those dogs with more severe disease. This course is suitable for both experienced and new graduate vets.

Why do this course
Heat related illness are likely under recognised conditions. This course will help you recognise and improve your clinical decision-making of dogs with heat-related illness and allow you to confidently discuss realistic expectations with your clients.

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. They are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice. Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a CPD certificate.
Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
The Royal Veterinary College