|08-30-2013 01:57 PM|
You can also have the dog step on a cold towel and stand on it. That is how we cool dogs at the shows before they go in the ring if they have heavy coats that can't get wet. Just let them stand on a cold towel, dogs also cool themselves from the pads of their feet.
My girl will stay outside during the heat of the day, she wants out even though she has a choice to be inside. She had a shaded porch, a fan and fresh water, yet she will go lay on the grass or the dirt by the fence much of the time. It gets into the high 90's here.
|08-30-2013 12:52 PM|
I'm glad she's ok! Sounds like she was just laying down enjoying herself. You would know if she was running around or over heated. Panting really heavily and you just see it in their eyes.
For the future for anyone.
I believe dogs cool down from their bellies first. A cool wet towel she could lay on would be good to bring the body temp down. We hike a lot and my husband will cool Rusty down by cold water on the backs of his legs & groin area. Unless they can completely emerge themselves in cool water don't just throw water on them, it could make it worse. Water, but no excessive gulping.
|08-30-2013 12:41 PM|
|Galathiel||Yesterday it was 100 degrees here. With the humidity (and yesterday's humidity ranged from 40-70 percent much of the day), it can up that temp 30-40 degrees. Yeah it was hot here. I feel sorry for the dogs next door. They stay out all the time.|
|08-30-2013 11:31 AM|
Some of the things to watch for on dogs with heat related illness is the tongue area, sometimes will be a deep red in color, frothing of the mouth, excessive labored panting and a general disorientation. Basically they don't act themselves.
When I walk Cruz, I've walked him when it was in the mid 80's to mid 90's. I carry pleanty of water for him and we take frequent water breaks. But I have since decided to wait until dark or almost dark to go anymore as if he does have an episode, there won't be much I can do right away. So I err on the side of caution.
I don't think your dog is at risk for anything. I live in the same general timezone and at 8:15 it's basically dark. So she should be ok.
|08-30-2013 11:15 AM|
|Neko||Honestly we are careful with the heat, but there are shepherds in Iraq in 120 degree weather, working and vests. Some dogs get heat strokes, but not all and she had water and probably not active out there and 87 is not that terrible =) we have 90's here and Zeus for some reason LOVEs to layout by the pool in the heat. He has water and shade and can come inside, but chooses not to. So if he likes to heat up to 100 degrees than I am sure he knows that he is fine I do what I can, but wont flip out about it. Animals survive in heat worse than this.|
|08-30-2013 10:53 AM|
GLAD SHE'S FINE!!!
I live in Florida and over the years have had a lot of seniors since moving here. As long as they have access to a lot of shade and water (in your case it was close to dark), they should be fine outside for an hour or so.
|08-30-2013 10:38 AM|
|Bridget||She seems to be fine. I panicked because I try hard to never leave them out when it's hot. There was water out there so that probably helped too. In the winter when it's bitter cold, I stand at the door so I can't forget her, as she doesn't bark. What is funny is that she barks at EVERYTHING else i.e. squirrel runs through the yard, someone walking up the street, a leaf falls, etc., but never barks to come in, as our other dogs do.|
|08-30-2013 07:18 AM|
she's probably fine. 12 years old and outside in the heat i doubt she
was very active. i forget why but i put our dog in the bedroom
or i accidentally closed the door with him in the bedroom. at some
point he whines and scratches at the door. my GF yells out in a
frantic voice "OMG, the dog is in the bedroom". i laughed and said
"he's fine babe, he's fine".
|08-30-2013 03:56 AM|
|08-30-2013 03:45 AM|
With the title, I thought this was going to be a very different topic.
However, since I assume it was fairly dark out, and that's not very hot (then again, I'm used to 110+), she should be fine.
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