If you notice signs of overheating, such as very labored and rapid breathing, your dog being sluggish and reluctant to move and in extreme cases very little salivation and bluish gums, you must lower your dog’s body temperature as soon as possible. The best way to do this is to rap him in a cold and wet towel or soak him in cool water. It is useful to pet your dog on the head during the process to calm him down, because the little guy is probably in great stress, which also leads to rapid breathing and therefore overheating. If you have ice, place some on the dog’s nose and around his neck. Don’t force him to drink water unless he wants to, because his air ways may be swollen and he may choke on too much water. When his respiration returns to normal, leave your dog to sit on a cold wet towel for a while and then give him some water. If none of this helps, take your French Bulldog to the nearest veterinarian for further treatment.