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Heat and Dogs

Heat and Dogs

Heat and Dogs

Heat and dogs rarely go well together. Dogs rarely die from cold, but often die from heat exhaustion.

Please exercise plenty of care over the summer months, a dog can die locked in a hot car just as quickly as a child can.

Also be very cautious on hot pavements, dogs pads are no tougher than our feet unless conditioned. Even then radiant heat from the pavement is not far from dogs vital organs.  It is never a good idea to walk your dog in the heat of the day.

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Walking Your Dog on a Hot Day

Always feel the pavement with your hand before walking your dog, as often even well after the sun has gone down pavements retain heat and can be very hot.

Also be very cautious of metal plates and lids on roads and footpaths, these can often be almost red hot.

If you have any concerns of ‘over heating’ please contact your Vet immediately.

In hot weather ensure you dog has protection from the sun with shade and plenty of water

Ask AUSDOG for more tips on heat and dogs today. 

Advice from John

The Dangers of Chicken Necks

I have been warning dog owners for many years now regarding the dangers of chicken necks, however many Breeders and Veterinarians keep advising owners to give them to dogs. The University of Melbourne study warns against feeding dogs raw chicken meat especially chicken necks. It is not hard for a pup to choke. Read more about the dangers of feeding your pup chicken necks here.


Dog Bites and Children

All too often we hear of another child bitten by a family dog. So many people clearly do not understand about the importance of managing family pets around young children. More children are hospitalised in Australia each year resulting from dog bites than car accidents. You may be surprised to know that most dog bite incidents occur within the family home with small children by their family dog.


Children and Dogs

Don’t take it for granted that because your dog is good with your children that he or she will be fine with all children. Don’t be paranoid, however, exercise caution with dogs around children, particularly those under 8 years. Often children don’t realise their strength and can damage internal organs on pups with an over-affectionate cuddle.