Virginia K9 Nearly Dies After Becoming Overheated While Tracking Suspects

K9 Danno; Photo: Fairfax County Police

K9 Danno; Photo: Fairfax County Police

A Fairfax County, VA police K9 nearly died after becoming overheated while tracking suspected thieves last week.

K9 Danno had to be rushed to a veterinarian after his handler noticed the dog was in distress.

Vets provided Danno with fluids and treatment and after an overnight stay he was sent home to recuperate. 

Danno is expected to make a full recovery; however, his experience is a reminder to all that heat affects humans and animals alike. Be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion.

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