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    Default A question about letting them sunbathe

    Hank loves to go out numerous times a day and sunbathe. It was fine and I wasn't too concerned when it was winter, but how do I monitor that in the real heat. I've never known a dog to not monitor themselves, but I hear these guys don't?? Does he have to panting to be over heated? I don't want it to go that far. My back door is always open and I often find him out there. I always check on him but don't want to wait too long... sooooooooo???????????????? any suggestions on how to tell enough is enough?? -img_1682-png and,,, don't know if I attached a pic.... if I did, it has nothing to do with sunbathing I know... I was just practicing

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    Default Re: A question about letting them sunbathe

    They absolutely do not know their limits. I would say restrict the time based on the temps outside. Anything hotter than than say 74-76 I'd do maybe a 10-15 min limit on - but still keep constant checking in on him. Yes, they will pant, even if laying down and watching their belly/chest is key. If you see him breathing heavier, bring him in right way and get em' some water or ice cubes. I let Tyson sunbathe prob a max of 10 -15 mins and I put a fan on him...that we keep outside. Its all about watching his body, and of course if the temps are over 80 or so I wouldn't allow it at all. Takes little to no time for them to overheat, and they don't even realize it themselves. I nearly have to drag Tyson in or hoax him with food. LOL

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    thanks..... and thanks

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    thanks..... and thanks
    Oh my heart, your new avatar pic is precious, him in his harness. He is such a stud. LOVE - looks like he's modeling!!

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    hehe I KNOW lol.... His daddy sais he's out looken for French poodles when he wears his "flight suit" ... They're so fun... And thanks I think he's growing up real nice

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    Default Re: A question about letting them sunbathe

    I let Molly sunbath early mornings late evenings during summer. She absolutely loves it ! I never leave her alone though.

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    I usually let them go for maybe 10 minutes ... Cheli (frenchie) is great at self regulation, but Lambeau will stay out till he fries... so I monitor closey
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    why on earth would the breed who is most susceptible to heat,,, not have the 'whatever' to lug his self back into the cool... Never ever even questioned one of my dogs not being able to regulate for herself... I've been real conscious (mostly) when Hank heads out by himself, and so far he has come back in in time, but it's getting hotter so glad to know that he just may not follow through...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hankster View Post
    why on earth would the breed who is most susceptible to heat,,, not have the 'whatever' to lug his self back into the cool... Never ever even questioned one of my dogs not being able to regulate for herself... I've been real conscious (mostly) when Hank heads out by himself, and so far he has come back in in time, but it's getting hotter so glad to know that he just may not follow through...........
    We learned the hard way on a walk years ago with Tyson. He was exhausted and we knew it so we were trying to get him to stop, and rest. The boy kept trying to keep walking... until finally he collapsed in the grass. Luckily the guy who's yard he collapse in was outside and he ran to get him ice & water, while my husband ran to the house to get the truck. We got him cooled off and had to 2ppl lift him into the truck. It was one of the scariest days of life... I thought we were gonna lose him... but I focused on everything I knew and did it all accordingly... after about 20 mins of being home he was starting to stabilize but we had the truck ready to go to ER. The entire event was horrible... I've learned my lesson with his limits and knowing that he himself has no idea on when to stop.

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    I had tried taking Hank to dog parks but............. he just doesn't stop! plus other dogs aren't real fond of him, but the biggie is that if he gets going, it's ridiculous to hold him down... even when he runs a hard 5 min he should stop and wont! Kind of rediculous to walk in and walk out 5 min later. Now, when no one else is there we're good, but I tell ya, the one time I couldn't catch him scared me to death!! I got him out of the fence and he immediately laid down. you must of about died!!
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    We learned the hard way on a walk years ago with Tyson. He was exhausted and we knew it so we were trying to get him to stop, and rest. The boy kept trying to keep walking... until finally he collapsed in the grass. Luckily the guy who's yard he collapse in was outside and he ran to get him ice & water, while my husband ran to the house to get the truck. We got him cooled off and had to 2ppl lift him into the truck. It was one of the scariest days of life... I thought we were gonna lose him... but I focused on everything I knew and did it all accordingly... after about 20 mins of being home he was starting to stabilize but we had the truck ready to go to ER. The entire event was horrible... I've learned my lesson with his limits and knowing that he himself has no idea on when to stop.

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    Default Re: A question about letting them sunbathe

    I agree with the posters .... you have to limit their time outdoors to 10-15 minutes. I can only share with you my own experience with my EB. We took him to the Park for a walk. It was not hot out. The temps were only in the 70s, but it obviously was to warm for him, and he collapsed and suffered heat stroke. We had to rush home and put him in a cool bath to lower his temp. This was the scariest moment. So he stays indoors now in the warm weather and enjoys the AC.

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    oh my! you think that the excitement and the walking did it?? Hanks real active each day and trying to keep it that way so hopefully he will be more acclimated?? Oh these guys are scarry...
    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus View Post
    I agree with the posters .... you have to limit their time outdoors to 10-15 minutes. I can only share with you my own experience with my EB. We took him to the Park for a walk. It was not hot out. The temps were only in the 70s, but it obviously was to warm for him, and he collapsed and suffered heat stroke. We had to rush home and put him in a cool bath to lower his temp. This was the scariest moment. So he stays indoors now in the warm weather and enjoys the AC.

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