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Old 09-22-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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Freeze blocks of ice in tupperware. Dump them outside for her to play with, lay on, chew on. You could freeze treats inside to make it more fun... or even freeze a favorite toy in it. It gives them something to do and cools them off a bit. Instead of a pool, if she is afraid of it, put water on a plastic pan, something like a cookie sheet, but made out of plastic... let her run through it.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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Great idea thanks a lot guys! Looks like Sams gunna be learning to like the water!
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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Mexico. Summer. No AC.

Theres TONS of pits here in Mexico and most people dont have AC (neither do I) and those dogs are fine but Im worried for Sam. Shes been panting hard lately since its getting hot. I leave the fan on for her when Im gone and hook her outside where theres a breeze when Im home but I still worry when she pants. I can tell shes hot and I feel so bad

Is she really panting from the heat or is it her false pregnancy? I feel like it has to be the heat though cuz she only pants when its especially hot. How can I help her? Will she be ok?
It doesn't appear there is much you can do. She's probably pretty acclimated to the heat (has never been in AC, right?). Sounds like she'll be miserable like everyone else...when she's outside, see that she has a kiddie pool, allow her to dig in a cool space, etc...it's probably cooler outside -- depending on what your yard is like -- than it is inside. She can't "find" a cool spot inside...the false pregnancy probably doesn't have much to do with it. If she has any heart problems, that will be a big strain on her in keeping cool.

Day after day of heat like that is wearing on a dog, mentally and physically. If you can, play with her with the water hose, walk in very early am -- anything to help her with the tedium of dealing with the heat day-after-day.

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:01 AM   #4
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:01 AM   #5
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Mexico. Summer. No AC.

Theres TONS of pits here in Mexico and most people dont have AC (neither do I) and those dogs are fine but Im worried for Sam. Shes been panting hard lately since its getting hot. I leave the fan on for her when Im gone and hook her outside where theres a breeze when Im home but I still worry when she pants. I can tell shes hot and I feel so bad

Is she really panting from the heat or is it her false pregnancy? I feel like it has to be the heat though cuz she only pants when its especially hot. How can I help her? Will she be ok?
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:01 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice! No, shes never been in AC but she hasnt endured summer since she was a very young puppy so she probably doesnt even remember the heat (she was born in August last year and it cooled off around october).

I would live to do a kiddo pool! But she haaates water sometimes I splash her down, whch she hates, but I know it helps to cool her down.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:01 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice! No, shes never been in AC but she hasnt endured summer since she was a ver
I would live to do a kiddo pool! But she haaates water sometimes I splash her down, whch she hates, but I know it helps to cool her down.
When she's really hot, just run the hose on her belly and inside flanks -- she'll learn it feels good.

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:01 AM   #8
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i bet she lays in a pool if shes hot enough
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:01 AM   #9
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I was gonna say you could order a cooling vest but I bet that would cost a shit ton, although it may be worth it for the heat.
Other then that a kiddy pool and just keep hosing her down outside even if she hates it, its for her own good.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:01 AM   #10
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when Peanut is hot i use a kool collar on him. also i just got him this cot. http://www.petmountain.com/product/d...-bed-blue.html you put water in the center and it keeps them cool.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:01 AM   #11
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Keep her hydrated, the fan is a good thing. One summer we had no AC and our Belgian Malinois were fine in 95+ degree heat in our house. Just keep the fans blowing and the water flowing.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:01 AM   #12
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It gets terribly hot here also, I've never had issues with the dogs outside. I just play with them with the water hose and make sure they have plenty of shade. Koi has a water bucket she is able to sit into if she wants (Why she keeps knocking it over @.@) I plan on investing in pools for both dogs.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #13
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Mine is not a water lover, either, but he got used to it when it was really hot. Sam will learn to tolerate it, as long as you don't push her or make it scary. Now Henry will lay in a shallow kiddie pool (just a few inches of water), and he will also wade in the creeks and lakes around here. It took a couple of blazing summers, but he learned lol.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:01 AM   #14
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If Sam is inside during the day, I would freeze blocks of ice in plastic containers and put those in in her water before you leave... if outside, fill a kiddie pool with fresh water every day before you leave that she can get into, and if possible, come home at lunch and check on her. As soon as you get home, water her down with the hose, lots of cool water splashed on her belly.

Luckily, I don't live in Mexico, I cannot imagine not having AC. I think I could do without heat better than I could without AC... I am such a wimp to summer heat!!

---------- Post added at 09:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:35 PM ----------

Oh.... just for those that want to know... K Mart has kiddie pools for usually about $12-$15. =)
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