Traveling with a pet is more than just jumping in a vechicle and a ride to the local pet store or park. Proper planning is a must for the animals safety as well as for your own. Please read, print and save this handy reference list.
With these excessive summer temperatures it is extremely important to take special care of Bulldogs. The safest place for Bullies during the summer is in an air-conditioned house with plenty of fresh cool water. Be alert to your dogs sneaking out the dog door to sunbathe. They don't always have the sense to come back in right away. Never leave your dog in a parked vehicle.
Do you know what NOT to give your Bulldog? You can cause major problems and even death if you do not know. Here is a list compiled to advise you. READ, PRINT, POST.
When will the dog days of summer be over? When can I leave my Bullie outside and not worry about the heat. Well it depends on where you live first off. Hot is hot all over the country and the world. Sometimes it is not just the actual thermometer reading that needs to be considered. The humidity ALSO plays a crucial role in the breathing and health of your Bulldog. When the humidity is high, the "feels like" temperature is actually hotter than the actual reading. Bulldogs can quickly over heat in even 75-85 degree temps. Pay very close attention to your Bullie anytime they are outside even for a little as 10 minutes. Here in Sunny Arizona, even at 5:00 am the temp can be still 100 degrees. When I let them outside at that time of the morning, it is quick, do your biz and get back in the A/C house. During the daytime, even shorter visits outside. I also make sure that there is a bowl of water (actually 4 of them) so that I can see them all drinking plenty of water. With 8 dogs, I have a lot of faces to wipe down when they get done. Be safe, watch you Bullie.
Since last I blogged, Belle Star has been shown at 4 more shows around the valley of Phoenix and local area. Belle has had professional training by a very well respected trainer and handler who breed/showed and was a judge for English Bulldogs for 25 years. Karen has been very helpful in helping Belle to be very competetive, well behavied and relaxed. Karen has also been working with me to teach me to be a better hanlder. The lessons and training have been paying off. Belle has won several 1st place in her class as well as a BOB.
The Phoenix Bulldog Club sponsored a local specialty show that had a great turnout from bullies from many other states as well as entries from Mexico.
Next weekend, Belle travels to Boulder Nevada for her next dog show. This will be a Saturday and Sunday show with bullies from all over the southwest. In case you didn't know, Boulder is only 45 minutes from downtown LAS VEGAS !!. So when the classes are over...I GET to go to town...so to speak. Belle will have to stay in the room. And what happens in Vegas....stays in Vegas. But I will tell you about the dog show.
And then the first weekend in April will be another Bulldog show in Phoenix. All ready signed up for that one as well.
So as you can see, not only do we breed and raise our outstanding bullies, we feel strong enough about what we have in our breeding program to show them in competetion as well. Not only do we offer great companions, couch potatoes and pet, but we also can offer show dogs as well.
Watch for the next blog update.
Happy tails to you...
This is a great idea, but so far only in the USA? Does anyone else know of international carriers like this? NOT in cargo, but on board? Pet Transportation, Travel, Shipping and Relocation by Pet Airways www.petairways.com Pet Airways is a Pet Airline, where dogs, cats, or other pets travel in the main cabin, not in cargo. Transporting dogs, cats and other pets safely throughout air travel.
Here in Arizona we are staring what is called the 'monsoon' season. These are rain storms that pop up suddenly, tremendous rain, lighting and thunder and haboobs (look it up). Below is some sound advice. I did not write it and will give credit to AKC.
Good Advice to know;
Dealing with Thunderstorm Phobias
Summer is here and in addition to sunshine and summer fun comes thunderstorms.
For many dogs, thunderstorm phobias are a big problem. Changes in the barometric pressure, the loud crack of thunder, the sounds of wind and hard rain, and flashes of lightening can all cause fearful reactions. Panting, pacing, drooling, quivering, and trying to hide are some of the signs your dog has developed a fear of storms. In some cases, dogs who have no issues with storms develop a fear later in life.
There are some things you can do if your dog is thunderstorm phobic.
There are lots of misconceptions about how to change the PH level in urine and tears. Check out this article; How to change PH level in urine and stools;
Always check with your VET about any changes to diet !
It's not something that you woiuld want to think about, but this is very good to know. If you have ever taken a first aid or CPR class you know you are prepared. Learning the Heimlich for choking is also important to know.
What about emergency procedures for dogs? they tend to get into everything and will eat anything.
Knowing when to induce vomiting can save your dogs life.
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Be safe, be prepared, save a life.
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