Please note that the blog post you are about to read was written by a dyslexic dog mama with ADHD. Here’s what’s going on inside my brain…
How many days have we had this intense heat and humidity?
Farmers are saying fields are dry and the ground is hard.
Water levels have dropped.
The UK is in a record-breaking heat wave.
Rome has its lowest water tables.
The world is changing and so is the weather. Just the other night I received a tornado alert. The second one this summer.
Why am I pointing this out?
As humans, we can do better for our pets.
If we bring our dogs along with us how do they tell you they are too hot?
Would you know what their signals are?
Would you pay attention?
Is your dog too nice and just be “happy” because you are?
Did you know most dogs are similar to human toddlers?
Did you know puppies don't know how to regulate their body temperatures?
Yes, that is my “really” face.
As I type I can hear
“My dog loves to run/walk with me”.
“I bring my dog everywhere with me, I can't leave them. They will be upset”
My response in life or writing is REALLY!
The truth is your pooch loves to be with you and make you happy.
Going forward let's do better! Leave your pets at home, they know how to be comfortable there. If you do need to travel with them plan the trip.
July 31, 2022, was Willow's first birthday. So I planned a trip to go see her breeder. I knew the temperature and humidity would be worse on Sunday and Monday so we made the trip on Saturday. Our adventure started at 7;30 in the morning as temperatures are better. We were all able to have a lovely time and stay comfortable. On the trip home I froze in the front to make sure they were comfortable. As their comfort is more important than mine. I choose to travel with them, it's the least I can do.
This is what I have done.
If you are not sure if your pooch is experiencing heat stroke please reach out to your Vet asap. Let us be safe, so we all can enjoy the summer.