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Summer Heat and Greyhounds

Summer is here and, with it, hot temperatures. Let’s have a safe and fun summer by taking care of our greyhounds. Please read the following safety items.Hot temperatures are a danger to your greyhound. Because greyhounds do not have a lot of body fat and just one layer of fur, greyhounds lack the insulation to heat that other dogs have. An ideal air temperature for a greyhound is 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

To keep your grey safe and happy this summer, here are some guidelines when it comes to summer heat:

*NEVER EVER EVER LEAVE YOUR GREYHOUND IN YOUR CAR UNATTENDED!
Leaving car windows cracked open doesn’t work. Look at these temperature statistics:

10 mins in a car     TempOutside 75 degrees     Inside Temp 100 degrees
5 mins in a car      Outside Temp 85 degrees     Inside Temp 100 degrees

*AIR CONDITIONING FOR YOUR GREYHOUND
.Remember, greyhounds’ ideal air temperature is 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Do not leave your greyhound in a hot house.

*WATER

The more water the better. Always take water with you in the car, on your walks, for an outing. The water can be in a water bottle, in the form of ice in a thermos, in a squirt bottle to mist your greyhound. Go through a fast-food drive-thru and ask for a cup of ice with a little water for your dog. Most will be happy to give you this for free. Hydrate your greyhound – if s/he doesn’t want to drink, gently pour water into his/her mouth – a lot will spill out on the ground but some will get in to your greyhound.

*BANDANA
Take a bandana, small cloth towel, or a cool coat and wet it, then drape it over your greyhound. The cool, wet material acts like an evaporative cooling for your greyhound. Once the cool material gets warm, remove it immediately and re-wet it. Do not leave a warm cloth/towel on your greyhound, as it will trap the heat.

*WALKING
During the Summer, it is best to walk your greyhound in the early morning hours. The temperatures are cooler and so are the sidewalks/roads. Hose or wet your greyhound down before your walk. This will cool your dog and act like evaporative cooling. DO NOT walk your greyhounds during the heat of the day. Even early evenings are still hot, especially sidewalks and roads that have heated up during the day.

*OUTSIDE
Always supervise your greyhound when s/he is outside, regardless of time of year. Remember, your greyhound loves to run and play and will not stop just because s/he is overheating. It is your job to limit the amount of outside exercise your greyhound has during the summer.

*SHADE
When outside with your greyhound, seek out shade for both you and your greyhound. Also avoid letting your stand on sidewalks, concrete, asphalt – these material hold heat and your greyhound’s foot pads will easily burn.

*INSIDE
If possible have the air conditioning on when your greyhound is inside. Remember, the ideal temperature range for a greyhound is 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. A greyhound can have a heat stroke at 80 degrees Fahrenheit when the humidity is high.

*HEAT EXHAUSTION/HEAT STROKE
Signs of heat exhaustion are heavy excessive panting, skin red/flushed/hot to touch, ear leathers red hot to touch, weakness in standing/walking, fainting.

IMMEDIATE ACTION IS NECESSARY – you must cool your greyhound down immediately. Apply cool water all over your greyhound. Wet towels in cool water and drape them all over your dog, especially the head, groin and armpit areas. As soon as a towel becomes warm, remove it, wet it again with cool water and reapply. Running a fan at low speed over your greyhound with the cool damp towels draped on him/her is good too. Call your vet immediately with your greyhound’s
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Tia Charity Shop in Armthorpe Open

The Armthorpe shop is up and running. Take a visit and tell your friends. Stan the man likes it. Some great bargains
Opening hours are; Monday to Saturday 9am till 4pm

11 The parade, Church Street, Armthorpe, DN3 3AG

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Breakfast

Cissy and Maggie might get me up at 5.30 every morning to go for a run together around the garden but come breakfast time this is a sight to warm my heart and make my very tired face smile.

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Adopt a Greyhound at Tia rescue

If you have those nagging feelings about wanting a Greyhound or wonder about adding to your pack. Why not visit Tia rescue and walk a dog.

Dog walking takes place everyday. Starts ay 0830 and the last walk is at 1230 before they have lunch

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Charity shops

Are those cd’s and DVd’ taking up space and collecting dust. Are you listening to your music streamed or on MP3. If so drop off your old cd ‘s at a Tia rescue charity shop and we can sell them on.
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