Tuesday, June 29, 2010
SUMMER HEAT AND PEKES
We have had really hot temperatures in Virginia lately. The heat index (temperature and humidity) have been close or over 100 degrees. The Peke above is shocked that we have temperatures this high!
Flat-faced dogs have a lot of trouble with this kind of heat. Janey above has a little more nose than some Pekes, but she still cannot be out in the heat and breathe well.
We sat out at Jeanne's several weeks ago and put a big floor fan to cool off the dogs-- and humans, too! I love Missy's ears!! Talk about "blowing in the wind!"
Inside in an air-conditioned environment is a must for these dogs. They will go into heat related health problems very quickly. Ty-Ty and Scooter are enjoying the tile floor, too-- well Scooter is. Ty-Ty is in one of the ever-present pink beds. If you travel, a covered ice pack is a good idea in the car. Some Pekes are fine, but those with small nose openings (stenotic nares) have more trouble coping with the heat.
Maximus, a new foster dog, had a short walk outside. Then, he went inside and sat on the air conditioner vent. y daughter's Shepherd mix, Pi-Pi, doesn't mind the heat a bit.
Jill doesn't mind it either since her nose/face is not flat. But, she'd still prefer the cool floor inside.
Maximus prefers inside on an air-conditioner vent. One friend said they couldn't figure out why one room was so warm-- then they realized that there was a dog on every vent in the room!
Now here is a solution to the heat for this Bulldog. Just lay on a bed of ice!! This works short-term. INSIDE is better!
Maxwell, one of our California Pekes, has found a cool spot on the bed. Yes, I think he is very comfortable!! Where do your Pekes like to be when it's hot!?"
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