Sunday, 14 August 2022

Be kind to dogs.

Toodle pip.   ilona

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this Ilona, I can see our little terrier Bonnie finds this weather depressing, don't think she will enjoy the coming thunder storms either. Thanks for all your interesting posts too.
    X Sue in Shropshire.

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  2. I don't want to state the obvious but in all seasons here in the UK when I have my dog with me in the car I have a dog bowl and a big bottle of water just in case I break down and have to wait to be rescued.
    It might be a good idea for other pet owners to consider doing the same especially in the summer months. My dog, Rufus (a Jack Russell), loves a car ride but only comes on short trips with me.
    Thank you Ilona for reminding everyone about caring for their pets in the hot weather.

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    1. There are different levels of intelligence. Some people have none.

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  3. Thank you for posting this Ilona. I had thought about getting the paddling pool out for my Tilly, she's a black cockapoo but don't want to be seen as wasting water x

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    1. Some places in the UK have hosepipe bans, it depends where you live. If Tilly likes water, a couple of feet in a smallish paddling pool shouldn't be a problem. Use it to water plants after Tilly has finished with it. Put it somewhere where the neighbours can't see it.

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  4. I've had a short drive and then a shady 5 minute walk to a stream where we sat for over an hour under the trees -If I really want to walk-and I do miss it - I will go alone -But I won't as I shall stay in doors until it rains x

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  5. I’m always surmised when I see people walking their dogs in the mid day heat. Pavements get red hot during heatwaves and dogs with thin fur and little body fat like greyhounds and whippets are particularly susceptible to heatstroke.

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  6. Wonderful sign at the park about dogs and the heat! I copied it and sent it to all my dog friends. Here in Phoenix, the rule of thumb is not to walk our dogs if the temps are over 90 (if the sun is shining). I always put my hand down on the asphalt to see how hot it is, otherwise I just carry her to a grassy area ;). But in the summer, our nighttime lows are 90, so that is okay once the sun sets after you test with your hand. They also sell dog shoes but I haven’t done that.

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