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Old 22-12-2010, 07:14 AM
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Arrow Don't COVER the dog! **air circulation is vital**

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...put a damp towel over the dog to cool down gently.
wrong-
put the damp towel UNDER the dog if they cannot stand up, or spray their belly + legs, & wipe ears
with cool water [not cold - no ICE!] to help lower temp- wiping the dog's head against the hair-growth
to lift the hair also helps - use a box-fan to lower temp by blowing on the damp dog, or get them into
air-conditioning.

getting the dog up and walking helps, too - air around the body helps cool, & movement helps prevent
abnormal pooling of blood in their extremities.

a VET should see them ASAP - driving while someone else wipes the dog is good; turn-on AC in the vehicle.

serious health problems can occur 3 to 4 days post-event,
so don't assume everything is fine, just cuz the dog survives the event;
abnormal clotting in particular can be quickly fatal.
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Old 25-01-2011, 07:50 PM
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Re: Dog heatstroke survival guide

You have given a very good and a nice information about dog heatstroke survival guide. The information which you have given for dog heatstroke survival guide is beneficial for me also for others who wants to know this. I liked and very much impressed by this.
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Old 26-01-2011, 12:19 PM
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Re: Dog heatstroke survival guide

Great post! Thanks for these resources. It may come in handy when the weather's hot.
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Old 18-02-2011, 05:18 PM
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Re: Dog heatstroke survival guide

This is a WONDERFUL post! Thank you so much for these tips and resources! Many were a great reminder, but a few were brand new to me!
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Re: Dog heatstroke survival guide

if your dog over heats alot out side in the summer there is a dog coat you can buy that helps cool them down i got one for mine because it got to the point last summer i was walking out my front door and only letting her on the grass out front only, beacuse if i walked to the park 2 mins away around the park in the shade she would end-up passing out before we got home and the hole trip was 10 mins max, after i got the coat i could walk her up to 2 hours before it got to much for her but the coat was still cold for a hour or 2 after
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Re: Dog heatstroke survival guide

Bumping this as again things i would have done that would have been wrong, great post
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Re: Dog heatstroke survival guide

can anyone give me advice for keeping my english bulldog cool? He is kept inside. Thanks!
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Re: Dog heatstroke survival guide

Our Old English Bulldog can't cope with hot weather. We all know dogs are expensive and part of this expense for us was simply buying a portable air conditioning unit. When it's hot we always have at least one room cooled so she can go in and cool down or simply keep cool.

The "cool vests" for dogs have already been mentioned although I am not sure how effective they are. Unfortunately one "review" is not a wide selection. As such I have started a review thread here: http://www.petforums.co.uk/dog-healt...ool-vests.html If you have used one please comment. I've heard salt water can damage them so potentially visits to the beach are out. Does anyone have experience of this?

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Re: Dog heatstroke survival guide

fantastic post, thank you so much!
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Re: Dog heatstroke survival guide

Dogs are great at finding the cool spots when it's hot, watch them and use your human brains to enhance their choices.

My two found that a walk way between house and side wall developed a slight breeze on the hottest days, as the path was concrete we sprayed the area with water as the evaporation did increase humidity but took some of the heat away.

Outside they have a open sided shack with a roof painted white to reflect the sun's heat (I've measured a 10 degree temperature drop compared to a similar roof not painted white.)
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