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!
10 mins in a car TempOutside 75 degrees Inside Temp 100 degrees
*AIR CONDITIONING FOR YOUR GREYHOUND
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.
*HEAT EXHAUSTION/HEAT STROKE
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
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
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.
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
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.
Three great albums featuring Sighthound on the cover