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    I can relate to the paranoia of the bully owners here. Colossus was out sunbathing for about 30 minutes yesterday, started hearing heavy panting so inside he came. It was only about 70 but Im just a paranoid bully dad who doesnt want anything to happen to my lil guy. He didnt "feel" hot so I didnt get too concerned, just sat him under a fan and let him wander around the living room.

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    This is a great thread and a important reminder for the upcoming summer months. It is a stark reminder, even though as you said you knew the dangers with EB and the heat, as do most of us, but I also didn't know it could happen that fast, and in what seemed to be not an overly hot day. It's great advice you gave to not let your bully out by itself on hot days, to be able to supervise and monitor how they are handling the heat of the day. Thank you for sharing this information, and reminding us of this important issue, especially since you are sharing it after the tragic loss of your precious baby. I'm so sorry for your loss, and can't imagine the pain you must be feeling. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Thank you again for sharing your painful story, it must have been hard to write this, but if it saves a tragic loss of another bully then it will be worth it. Take care and Thank you
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    Thanks for bumping this everyone! It's getting to be that time of year and we don't want to lose any bullies unnecessarily!

    "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
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    Exactly the kind of information a new E B D owner needs to know. I've taken Rocky for several walks to use the restroom in Southern Louisiana, no more than coming back inside, found a foamy substance on the floor. Thought he just had an upset stomach, Then took him for a car ride, Temp outside was 82, but the temp inside the car was a toasty 86, Even with the car air on High, being a late model with new air, it took a few minutes for it to cool off inside, Rocky was panting and slobbering, after reading your article, I understood now, The heat was not Rocky's friend as most pets enjoy a warm afternoon, Rocky wanted back inside quickly. Definitely a learning experience, and simply the reason i'm here, to learn to be a better companion and parent, Understanding Rocky's needs first….

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    I'm so thankful for English bulldog forums!!! I love this site even though I haven't been on in awhile. My fiancé and I were laying in bed watching our now 8 month old pant. We wanted
    To check the signs since it will be our first summer with her and have been nervous with so much humidity in MASS lately. Thanks again for such an informative post!!! We can always rely on this forum!!

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    Thank you so much for sharing this painful story. I am so sorry for your loss and for the pain it most have caused you. I read your story because I live in Panama, Central America, in front of the Pacific Ocean. The weather here is hot and humid. We only have 2 seasons, rainy and dry. Ranging from 75 at night to sometimes 90's all year round! We had a bully who lived 11 years here in our house, Angus. I saw a lot of panting and purple tongue out. We would give him ice in his plate instead of water, and sometimes even trow him in a cooler with cold water and ice. Air conditioning was his favourite of course. Your dog is too spoiled my friends would say. He never went out in the city except at night. During the day if we wanted to take him out, we had to take him to the mountain where weather is a bit cooler. He endure well thanks God, even with our lack of experience! He died of cancer this May. So sad, we still miss him so much! Now we have a new puppy, Frank, 3 months today and he is even going to be more spoiled...Air condition almost all day, only out at night or early morning, mountain, etc. Nevertheless, I have to thank you for all those specific clues and tips you gave us on how to cool him and how to spot right away the bad signs. Especially the lemon! This will be my outdoor bible for now on. I am very grateful to this site!

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    This is such an important thread, i think it needs to be continually bumped throughout the summer! I take Brie out n play frisbee or ball and pay very close attention to her breathing and how long we are out. Sadly, she can't romp outside for a cpl more weeks, but when she can it will be hot. We have to be so diligent when taking care of these babies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnA View Post
    So glad I clicked on this article. I knew they did not tolerate heat well but did not know the extent. I have a four month old and he loves to lay on the porch in the sun. I will be sure to print this for the family and keep a much closer eye on my boy! Thank you.
    I tried to print this but cannot, can you tell me what I am doing wrong? All I can print is the reply's, it will not print on Bulldogs and Heat. Thank You, My Otis

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    I am so sorry about your Bentley, I know how hard it is to loose a 4 legged love one, I lost a Poodle and Boston Terrier in 2 days, Milo the Poodle had kidney failure and had to be sent to Rainbow Bridge, and Olivia My Boston Terrier had a stroke and seizure and passed away the next day after Milo, I thought my world had ended, but I know I will see them again at Rainbow Bridge, and you will see Bentley at Rainbow Bridge one day also. Thank You for posting this on Heat and Bulldogs, I know you have saved many lives by posting this, and Bentley is looking down at you and smiling. God Bless You, and God Bless Bentley. My Otis

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    Thank you for posting this again and I'm so sorry this happened to you I try my best to keep my kids out of the sun, if the door is opened even for a minute they will go out to sunbath and I can't understand why they insist on doing it I live in South Africa and we're heading towards summer now, yesterday was 37 degrees (98 Fahrenheit) outside in the afternoon, luckily the humidity is very low so the heat isn't so heavy. I'm always keeping them inside from around 10 am to after 3 pm but I stress anyway This is great information, thanks again for sharing now I know the signs and what to do if they overheat.

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    I came across this post googling over heating and bulldogs. My Luigi gave me the scare of my life yesterday. I took him on his normal walk yesterday it wasn't that hot sun wasn't beaming down and there was a nice breeze. He was panting normally until he began panting heavier and began doing that roar sound. I panicked luckily I was with my dad who was able to carry him while I sprinted to get the car. I rushed him to the vet where they gave him a steroid shot, cold bath and oxygen. I am so nervous to take him for walks now- like you said in your post it wasn't that hot he has been out in hotter weather and is a pretty active bulldog. Definitely a scary scene that I never want to have happen again.

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