The bulldog is considered to b highly resolute and composed breed among all the others breed of the cogs. Moreover, the physiology of the British bulldog is way different and like every breed, it tried to maintain its own homeostasis. Sometimes it does happen when the situation especially when nature is not favoring then the species living in its shelter do get affected the most as they undergo a huge tussle to get best adapted to the harsh environment and sustain its existence in a better way. moreover, the lifestyle carried by them is also solely responsible for their existence in the environment in which their life is at stake.
WHAT IS HYPERTHERMIA?
Hyperthermia is an abnormal state in which the body temperature rises above the color temperature. Generally, the warm-blooded animals rather the poikilothermal have the ability to adjust the core temperature by their own homeostatic feedbacks. For example, when the environmental temperature rises high the body of poikilothermal undergoes various physiological situation. However, in the case of the cold-blooded, the change in the temperature of the outer environment causes adjustment of the temperature of the core body. To counter the effects of the hyperthermia it is important for the body to make efforts so that the inner temperature does not rise much. By any disorder, if the temperature rises the whole metabolism changes and ends up being fatal.
WHAT ARE THE PHYSIOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT MADE BY THE BRITISH BULLDOG TO COUNTER HYPERTHERMIA?
If a detailed study is made to know the physiology of the British bulldog, it can be seen that the nasal passage of the breed is very small hence they face difficulty in breathing. Due to the lesser gas exchange and followed by ventilation the body temperature may increase above the normal core temperature which may cause an imbalance in the adjusted metabolism. The body starts to exhaust. However, they do radiate heat by the pads present in their feet. These pads act as a heat radiator. However, the bulldog does like to put their paws on cold floors so that the cold vibes do get in their body hence making it cool. Irrespective of this the owner should make an extra effort of making a cold place as its shed so that it remains protected from the harsh warm weather of outside.
To conclude, the above discussion does give an alert tone that the British bulldog is highly sensitive to the hot environment. however, there are precautions which can be made by the owner apart from the natural abilities of the dog. Together as a culmination of both the dog an the owner efforts the fatal effects of hypothermia can be resisted to some extent. besides if you witness an abnormality in your dog due to the extreme rise in temperature do make sure that you visit the dog to a veteran so that the best possible treatment can be made and make him restore to the original healthy state.