It is getting pretty hot in Orlando...as I am certain it is in most places in the northern hem. this time of year. Don't forget your pets get hot, too. For outside dogs keep them brushed have water constantly avaliable. A nice cool shady spot is needed, too. If you can bring them in to bet the heat in the a/c. Never, ever, ever leave your dog in a car....even with the window cracked the temp. can rise very quickly.
Dear Supermommy, It is pretty hot in Dallas too. It is 85 degrees out already, and it is only 12:30pm. It take weather up into the 90's to make Tiny Red hot, but when he starts panting I bring him inside. People with breeds such as Bouvier Des Flandres, Collies, Old English Sheepdogs, Pulis, and Borzois should be very careful. American Eskimo Dogs, Irish Wolfhounds, Chow Chows, Norwegian Elkhounds, and Otterhounds, also need extra protection from the heat. If you have one of these breeds and it lives outside, you need to make sure it has a pool of cold water, drinking water, and/or an air conditioned kennel. People with breeds such as Finnish Spitz, Keeshonds, Shiba Inus, Akitas, and Alaskan Malamutes, don't nescisarily need to provide bathing water or air conditioning, but do need to make sure their outside dog has a cool shady spot, and plenty of drinking water. Bernese Mountains Dogs, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, Komondors, and Kuvasz are especially prone to heat stroke and if all possible should be taken inside to an air conditioned house. No dog should ever be left in the car. On a 70 degree day, the temp can rise to 100 dogrees inside the car. On a 90 degree say, the temp can hit 120 degree in the car, or higher. Some other breeds to be especially careful of are Newfoundlands, Saint Bernards, Samoyeds, Siberian Huskys, and Skye Terriers. Wish you a happy and healthy summer, LindyLou
Yep, It sure is getting hot here too. I usually have a kiddie pool out for my dogs. Lucy really enjoys the pool. My other dogs do not really like it, but they do like running through the sprinklers sometimes.
Oh yes!!! Fl is getting hot already and still no rain!!! Unsusual for this time of year. My poor dogs only stay out for aout an hour before i let them in and they all take up a AC vent on the floor, which leaves me hot LOL smart dogs i guess!!!
yes Florida is hot.I'm in South Florida where we see 1or2 weeks of cool weather all year long.the precautions that you guys have to take for the su mmer is something we do on a daily basis. I keep a kiddie pool outside,and put ice in my dogs water on the hotter days.I do change the water in the bowl quite frequently because I like fresh cool water so I would think the dogs do too. Lady likes to soak her bones in the sun so I have an old blanket I put in the shade for her and I freeze water in soda bottles for the days she just wants to kick back and get sun,I put the bottle of frozen water at the four corners of the blanket so that when she gets hot she will go to her blanket and feel cool and refreshed. killer will just lay in the kiddie pool and drink the water while he lays in it.Lady is a little more finicky.which is why I do so the bottles under the blanket.LOL happy summer you guys!!!! take care of your pets!!!
I bought a kiddie pool last yr didn't last but maybe a week Storm thought it was a toy and chewed it all up. I recently bought a little pond with a water fall that i plan on installing in my back yard for my dogs and i'm going to try and figure out a way to make it so the water that comes out of the water fall is cooled. My dogs also get ice cubes in their water along with my outside kitty.
I am in South Texas and it gets very hot here too. My dogs are big babies and stay inside except early in the morning and in the evening when it gets bareable (sp). You all are so right about what you have said, but I really want to stress about the car. It ony takes a minute, even with the windows cracked. Please don't do it. It's so sad, every year we have people here that do it, and even worse, their kids. I am not kidding, people where I live are so irresponsible. Our county has the highest teen pregnancy rate, highest rate of unspayed/neutered dogs, highest rate of abandoned pets, and highest rate of people who refuse to put their kids in seatbelts/car seats. It makes me sick. Unfortunately, due to my career, I see the statistics way too often. Anyway, I'm getting on my soap box, just please don't leave your animals in the car, or your kids, of course. BTW I mean our county has the highest rates in the state. I don't know about anywhere else.
My min. Schnauzer, Faith was playing in the water bowl the other day trying to get a piece of dog food that was in it. She was so funny I put more food in it and she went in all the way up to her eyes. So I put a pool in the front yard and she will now go out in the morning and come in soaking wet, and cold and want on my lap to get dry.