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Keeping a greyhound cool

It’s been a hot day.  Izzy and I are both feeling the heat.

I’ve kept the shades drawn today to help keep out the strong sunshine and Izzy is enjoying her fan.

Greyhound in front of fan

Izzy does her best to chill out in front of the fan

A bit later I will probably turn on the air conditioning to cool the house down for sleeping…and we’ll go for a short walk after the sun sets.

The lawn was mowed yesterday and so Izzy’s paddling pool isn’t filled right now – but luckily the forecast is for the weather to be cooler and more comfortable tomorrow.

We are both looking forward to that.

Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand

How hot does it get in a parked car?

Okay, New Zealanders and other Antipodeans – summer is just around the corner and we are already experiencing clear, warm and sunny days.

And every year, sadly, dogs die from heat stress because their owners decided to leave them in a parked car ‘just for a few minutes.’

This video by Dr Ernie Ward illustrates just how quickly the temperature in a car increases in hot weather.   Imagine what is  is like for a dog that can’t open the door and escape the heat!

It is best to leave your dog at home during summer if you have to make any stops and ensure that you use your car’s air conditioner to keep your dog comfortable when driving.

Pay attention to the thermometer that Dr Ward uses.  You can clearly see the temperatures in Celsius on it, although he talks in degrees Fahrenheit