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It's already unbearably hot here in Louisiana and Lula had her first throwing up incident after bumming around outside for just ten minutes late in the afternoon. My usual routine is to feed her around 5-5:30pm then we stay in the AC for the next hour and then go out for 15 minutes tops. That usually prevents Lu from throwing up food and water when it's so hot. Clearly that's not going to work this summer. What does everyone else do for their pups during the hot summer months?


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Best advice is to do walks late in the evening or early in the morning. Struddel actually handled the heat pretty well but Boxers/Brachycephalic dogs are not good hot weather dogs!
 

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I use a cooling coat/scarf if it's really hot out and Duke is panting heavily. It cools them down a lot quicker than themselves alone. Also ice on "the boys" but that only works for intact males, ice around the same area will work for females and neutered males. And I always watch to make sure he doesn't drink too much and no ice water.

We really only go out when it's cooler though for both his sake and mine. I don't like the extreme heat and he refuses to walk if it's too hot plus it's too much for him.


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It's already unbearably hot here in Louisiana and Lula had her first throwing up incident after bumming around outside for just ten minutes late in the afternoon. My usual routine is to feed her around 5-5:30pm then we stay in the AC for the next hour and then go out for 15 minutes tops. That usually prevents Lu from throwing up food and water when it's so hot. Clearly that's not going to work this summer. What does everyone else do for their pups during the hot summer months?


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Thanks for the tip! I actually have those kinda things around the house! I don't mind the heat myself. But I think I will strap them on the dogs in the future!
 

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I live in Arizona it was 109 today. I walk mine early in the am. They don't stay outside . they have a dog door and can go in and out all day. When I get home I will play ball and Frisbee with them. I turn on the sprinklers and they love it. This helps to cool them down.


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I been doing the sprinkler also seems to help, our problem here in Mississippi is all the bugs late in the evening even if you use bug spray you can't stay out for too long because they are so annoying buzzing all around you and the dog.


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I only go out early in the morning with my dogs we are out at daybreak and that's it bugs are terrible here as well and they get too hot in the afternoons. I feed my dogs at 3am then we walk at 6am then they get fed again in the evening between 3 and 4pm are you feeding your dog just once a day? Its better to feed twice a day and limit activity for a good 2 to 3 hours after eating.
 
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