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    Default Re: PLEASE be mindful of your bullies in this heat!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by harveyspecter View Post
    You cannot overemphasize this. These bullies go outside in 100 degree heat and will stay out if you don't escort them back in.
    This is 100% accurate and very important to remember. Dogs are not like us. They will stay out there regardless if they feel hot or not. This is why we lose so many to overheating. Just bc they are outside and "seem" okay - does not mean anything. They do not know their own bodies, so its up to us as parents to limit their time, and take them in. Even if it means pushing them inside (like it does for me at times) Tyson loves being outside, but at a certain point, its a wrap and I have to haul him into the house.

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    Default Re: PLEASE be mindful of your bullies in this heat!!!

    Thanks for posting this important reminder. We all know the dangers of this, but it never hurts to be reminded again, and for new bully owners who may not have the experience of how sensitive these special babies can be. Thank you for sharing.
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    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    A very experienced bully Mom almost lost her bully to heatstroke Sunday
    INSIDE her AC'ed home! As does my duplex now, AC set at 70* but as the
    day warms up, temp inside rises too, 78* this week. Granted, her bully is
    12 but could happen to any bully. Fans were blowing on him at the time it
    happened, she saw the signs & most fortunately, had IV fluids on hand and
    after, Pedialyte or Profil Water, is same & less expensive, unflavored. He still
    can't stand on his hind legs but is eating, drinking & going potty (on pads).

    Reminded me to stock on Profil Water & get a couple box fans (mine are in
    storage) and look Cami over good even inside when temp climbs inside. Put
    ice in front of fans, also you can freeze Profil Water into popsicles & give after
    they've been outside as they sweat too.

    Love y'all & your precious babies!


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    RIP beloved boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    A very experienced bully Mom almost lost her bully to heatstroke Sunday
    INSIDE her AC'ed home! As does my duplex now, AC set at 70* but as the
    day warms up, temp inside rises too, 78* this week. Granted, her bully is
    12 but could happen to any bully. Fans were blowing on him at the time it
    happened, she saw the signs & most fortunately, had IV fluids on hand and
    after, Pedialyte or Profil Water, is same & less expensive, unflavored. He still
    can't stand on his hind legs but is eating, drinking & going potty (on pads).

    Reminded me to stock on Profil Water & get a couple box fans (mine are in
    storage) and look Cami over good even inside when temp climbs inside. Put
    ice in front of fans, also you can freeze Profil Water into popsicles & give after
    they've been outside as they sweat too.

    Love y'all & your precious babies!

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    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

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    I know this sounds crazy, but I will literally put a timer on Wally when he is outside… I do go out w/him but between the kids/Walter and the constant madness here, I will forget how long we have been out. The timer REALLY helps me keep a handle on how long we have been outside… or I'm getting Alzheimer's early onset… LMAO!!!

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    I have a question for you guys.

    Bella goes to her daycare at her vet 4 days a week. Two of those days (each week), she has structured play/training with the day care trainer's pack of dogs (which is called Pack Play). It consists of a group of trained dogs in day care and they go over training and socialization, while encouraging proper play with each other. It's an all day thing.

    If the weather is nice, they are outside. If the weather is not nice, they play inside. I worry every time I drop her off for Pack Play. I KNOW they watch her, but they do keep her outside with the pack a lot of the day. They have doggie (kiddie style) pools and several attendants watching and taking care of the dogs. They've even cancelled Pack Play when they didn't have enough attendants.

    Would this worry you? Would you let your bullies participate in Pack Play?

    Bella has been doing this for months now and there's never been an issue. When I pick her up, she's tired (from all the doggie play), but she never looks overheated. I just want reassurance that I shouldn't worry, since there are always attendants and trainers with the pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Doll View Post
    I have a question for you guys.

    Bella goes to her daycare at her vet 4 days a week. Two of those days (each week), she has structured play/training with the day care trainer's pack of dogs (which is called Pack Play). It consists of a group of trained dogs in day care and they go over training and socialization, while encouraging proper play with each other. It's an all day thing.

    If the weather is nice, they are outside. If the weather is not nice, they play inside. I worry every time I drop her off for Pack Play. I KNOW they watch her, but they do keep her outside with the pack a lot of the day. They have doggie (kiddie style) pools and several attendants watching and taking care of the dogs. They've even cancelled Pack Play when they didn't have enough attendants.

    Would this worry you? Would you let your bullies participate in Pack Play?

    Bella has been doing this for months now and there's never been an issue. When I pick her up, she's tired (from all the doggie play), but she never looks overheated. I just want reassurance that I shouldn't worry, since there are always attendants and trainers with the pack.

    Great question, Cali and seeing you are in VA, I think (if me) I'd have them
    keep her inside the rest of July thru mid Sept. The worst thing about heat
    stroke is they are fine then BAM, they're not fine and it's unbelievable how
    quick they go downhill. I just wouldn't take the chance, also, once heat stroked,
    they're are at higher risk to do so again. The woman who almost lost her bully
    Sunday, said her boy would not have made it to her Vet, minutes away and most
    likely would have died except for her having & giving IV fluids immediately.


    My 1st bully, Brutus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Carol View Post
    Great question, Cali and seeing you are in VA, I think (if me) I'd have them
    keep her inside the rest of July thru mid Sept. The worst thing about heat
    stroke is they are fine then BAM, they're not fine and it's unbelievable how
    quick they go downhill. I just wouldn't take the chance, also, once heat stroked,
    they're are at higher risk to do so again. The woman who almost lost her bully
    Sunday, said her boy would not have made it to her Vet, minutes away and most
    likely would have died except for her having & giving IV fluids immediately.
    Gosh, this is so scary! Thank you for your advice Carol.
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    Today is going to be an amazingly beautiful day, so I'm allowing Bella to do Pack Play. I needed to ease my mind, so I talked to the trainer today when I dropped off Bella. I asked her how they handle the extreme heat with the dogs, especially short nosed breeds. She said that they go inside at different times during the day to take breaks.

    She also told me that Bella spends all day in the kiddie pool, happy as a clam. She said that even when they go inside, Bella doesn't rest. She's always running around like, "Who wants to play with me!?!?"

    I feel better. She enjoys Pack Play so much, and the training and socialization is so good for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Doll View Post
    Today is going to be an amazingly beautiful day, so I'm allowing Bella to do Pack Play. I needed to ease my mind, so I talked to the trainer today when I dropped off Bella. I asked her how they handle the extreme heat with the dogs, especially short nosed breeds. She said that they go inside at different times during the day to take breaks.

    She also told me that Bella spends all day in the kiddie pool, happy as a clam. She said that even when they go inside, Bella doesn't rest. She's always running around like, "Who wants to play with me!?!?" I feel better. She enjoys Pack Play so much, and the training and socialization is so good for her.

    Yes, these warnings are not to scare anyone into needless panic or unwarranted restrictions
    on our bullies. All bullies are different, not all have breathing problems or narrow wind pipes, age
    & weight makes a big difference in tolerance. Cami is 7 & overweight (I try but she is stubbornly
    sedentary) and when she goes out & potties then runs back in, she's panting w/ her tongue out.
    It's great your Bella is healthy, young & can play like that!

    One more thing, KNOW your dog's usual temperature.

    Love y'all


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

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