Please, please don't walk your pet in this heat unless

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Old 06-26-2019, 11:47 AM
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My 2 go for walks just before sun down but before we walk they get in their doggie pool and are wet down to help with this heat.
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Old 06-27-2019, 01:53 PM
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We also have a great lot on a cul de sac next to the 6th tee on Longleaf..we're able to throw a frisbee for him and have a blue plastic kiddies pool for Mookie to cool off in.
Your pup reminds me of my beloved Belgian Malinois, Max. We had 14 wonderful years together.
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Old 06-27-2019, 03:48 PM
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Some dogs are bred for colder climates and really shouldn't have to endure Florida summers at all. Shaving them doesn't help, because the fur is protection against the elements - including heat.

Some dogs thrive in hot temperatures but you STILL have to be careful with their feet, because dogs didn't create asphalt and mother nature didn't breed them to tolerate it. There are booties for dogs, either use them, or keep the dog off the pavement. I'll extend that to the town squares too. I don't care what time of day or night it is. Dogs shouldn't have to stand, sit, walk, or lay down on the concrete for hours while you enjoy the band. If you disagree, I'll challenge you to take your shoes off and stand on the concrete for three hours, and if you get tired of standing, lay on the concrete instead. Dogs' hearing is MUCH more sensitive than yours ever was, even after you changed the batteries for your hearing aids. There's no reason to subject Fido to that kind of decibel level, barefoot on concrete, for hours. Leave the dog home.

Dogs DO need daily exercise, in addition to having to relieve themselves. Put booties on the dog, or keep him off the pavement. There should be no excuse for this.
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Old 06-27-2019, 06:36 PM
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While the concrete is bad, it is asphalt which is the real issue.
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Old 06-27-2019, 07:28 PM
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If you touch it with your bare feet or hands you can feel what the pet feels when they walk on it, even if they have a bit of a pad to cushion them. Asphalt, like tar can melt in the sun. A cool wet hankie around the back of the neck is also welcome if it’s not too humid. And summer booties I crochet mine and my Welshie did the goose step in them initially.
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Old 06-28-2019, 06:39 PM
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If you can't walk o. It barefooted then please keep your dog off it
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Old 06-28-2019, 06:41 PM
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Your pup reminds me of my beloved Belgian Malinois, Max. We had 14 wonderful years together.
Great to hear 14 years.Was he or she. Servicedog or pet?
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:43 PM
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We also have a great lot on a cul de sac next to the 6th tee on Longleaf..we're able to throw a frisbee for him and have a blue plastic kiddies pool for Mookie to cool off in.
I love your post, Mookie looks very happy. You are obviously a good dog owner. Is your pup named after Mookie Betts Bosoxfan? Our boarder collie, Sallie, loves to play with a soft frisbee like Mookie's. When we are up North we take Sallie swimming in a nearby lake during hot days so she gets her exercise while staying cool, unfortunately that is hard to do in Florida with gators and snakes in the water. The kiddies pool for Mookie is a great idea.
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Old 06-29-2019, 04:53 AM
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We also have a great lot on a cul de sac next to the 6th tee on Longleaf..we're able to throw a frisbee for him and have a blue plastic kiddies pool for Mookie to cool off in.
Saw a pooch named Juno who looked just like this yesterday.
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Old 06-29-2019, 05:06 AM
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Even in the heat, dogs still need some exercise, be it by taking a walk or going to one of the dog parks to romp.
An owner should be able to tell when their pup has had enough.
Everything in moderation, as they say.
You are spot on
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