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HEAT!!!

posted Jun 25, 2010, 7:47 AM by Marlenia Richardson   [ updated Jun 25, 2010, 7:53 AM ]
I am back from vacation. Washington DC was lovely and the weather was comfortable.  The weather on my return to Texas is beyond HOT. I want to remind everyone to keep your dogs in during the afternoons. Some days I will not put dogs out to play till 6:30 or 7:00 PM. I keep them in doors at about 98 degrees. If you own a dog that has a short nose (English Bulldog, Pugs). I would be even more careful.

A fellow trainer called and told me of a spaniel that walked 45 minutes per day just collapsed and died walking in the heat last week.  This was a young healthy dog. Please watch for excessive panting, high temperature (the dog's) vomiting and diarrhea.  Remember dogs do not sweat like we do. They need plenty of fresh water.  Exercise or train only in the early or late part of the day when it is cooler.