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    Default Help with heat.

    Hi, all. Just want to get some advice on keeping the Duchess cool as we approach summer.

    We bought a new house soon after we got her and this is going to be our first summer with her. We have read all the warnings about watching her outside and limiting her to e out there when it is hot.

    However, my concern is we do not have central air. We do have three window units that we need to out in, but we have never tried them to see how cool it keeps the house.

    What temperature should we try and keep it inside?

    We live in Maryland and summers can get hot and humid. Today's high got to about 80. With windows open, a slight breeze, and ceiling fans, we kept it about 70 inside. I just don't know when I should break out the window units.

    Also...I have been looking at the cooling pads, but have a few questions. Right now, she spends mornings in her crate while I am at work and Mrs. Oldbaystyle sleeps after working nightshift. I am not sure I can use the cooling pad and the crate as there would be no way for her to get off the pad if she didn't want it. Should we just speed up our timeline to let her have roam of the kitchen.

    Lastly, her highness explores everything with her mouth. And is a big fan of destroying things if she can get away with it. Thoughts on her eating the cooling pad if left unsupervised? I know there is gel in there that I am sure would not be good.

    Any and all advice appreciated!

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    Default Re: Help with heat.

    Do not leave her unattended with a cooling pad... we did have a member that almost lost their baby because he began to eat it and ended up in the hospital.

    We keep our house at 72 in the summer months,... in fact our AC went on today and will probably be on till October now
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    Thanks for the help @2BullyMama !

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    I agree w/Christine… we keep our house around 75 and I keep ceiling fans going at all times. Plus if you have tile floors those will keep her cool…

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    I keep house as cool as I can afford to as this old house leaks no matter what we do but we also have laminate and tile floors and fans in every room running on high 24x7. It's not hot in the house by any means but I would love to keep is 3 or 4 degrees cooler that I currently do.
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    You are right to be concerned about the cooling mats.
    The gel will KILL if enough is ingested, we've had deaths
    from these on EBN and a few, survivors, caught before
    eating too much but deathly ill and at much expense. Use
    only while there with your dogs.

    Tile floors will help a lot, it's not just temperatures but
    high humidity will harm so be watchful, I'd check those
    A/C units sooner than later and even if one is working
    properly, put in an area where your bully can be on those
    days.

    I live in Texas and keep my house @ 72* with fans circulating,
    have tile floors...July/August/September, I keep temps @ 70*.


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    Default Re: Help with heat.

    Hi, everyone has given you excellent advice. You're right to be concerned about heat and your baby, these guys don't deal with heat very well and can become overheated very easily.

    We keep our AC on from the end of May on, and keep the temperature at about 70 degrees. At this time of year, we keep the windows open during the day and have a cross breeze going through the house, plus we have fans in the living room and bedrooms. I agree with others regarding the cooling pads, I wouldn't leave her unattended with it, in case she does chew it and eats the gel. I would pen her in the kitchen on the cool tiles and keep a fan on during the day near where she is, and also leave her access to plenty of cool water.
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    Thanks, everyone for the help. First window unit installed as a test. I think she approves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbaystyle View Post
    Thanks, everyone for the help. First window unit installed as a test. I think she approves.

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    She does approve.
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    DUCHESS APPROVES, SHE IS COOLER, A HAPPY COOLER CAMPER SHE IS. WE LEAVE OUR AC ON 70 FOR ELMO AND ALL OF OUR OTHER 4 LEGGED BABIES. I AM GOING TO GET ELMO A COOLING MAT, BUT I WILL SUPERVISE HIM WITH IT AT ALL TIMES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbaystyle View Post
    Thanks, everyone for the help. First window unit installed as a test. I think she approves.

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    OH my word, look at that face. Keep me cool, the Duchess says! Awesome on installing her a window unit, she will definitely be more comfortable, hugs!!

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    Me thinks she loves it!!!!


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