I knew this about Pugs before we got them, it worries me but our Puggies are so strange! They LOVE to lay out on the deck in the sun when it's 80+ degrees out!! Sometimes when we can't find them in the house we will find them laying out on the hot gravel!
Danielle... Human mama to Tater born 2/5/09, 'Auntie' to my parent's Puggie, Mika, born of the same litter 2/5/09, and 'Auntie' to my parent's baby Pug, Tucker, born 7/24/10 :)
Ohhh goodness... WHAT did we do before we had our Puggies!?? *love*
Wow, I had no idea that pugs couldn't tolerate the heat that much. I mean I knew not to keep them out long in the sun, but I didn't realize how soon something terrible could happen. What I do with my other dog is dunk her in the pool every once in awhile while we are out just to cool her off. It seems to work.....will it work for Pugs too? Will dunking him in the water help him stay out longer?
Give the dog lots of water on hot days. This is to prevent heat stroke which is prevalent these days.
Pugs have a way of finding the people who need them, filling an emptiness we don't even know we have.
Thanks DantePugs for posting the link to that warm weather article! I've book marked it.
Have never had any experience with pugs & was given no specialized info on the breed when I began fostering Ethel 3 weeks ago in an urgent situation.
what are some signs of heatstroke to be aware of? I live on Maui and every so often i do take my pug puppy Mia (6months) to the beach. And when i feel like im getting hot i take her into the water because i know if im hot she must even hotter.
Excessive panting is a sign that they are getting too hot.I do not let Champ stay outside very long when the temps are in the 80's F and up,I let him outside to potty,then right back inside with A/C.Always have water outside for him,and keep an eye on his panting.I even have a back up window a/c unit in the bedroom,in case the central air goes out,and even have a standby generator in case the electricity goes out.During heat spells,he sleeps in the bedroom with me,cause if cental A/C went out,which it has been known to do, it could kill him.Last year we had triple digit temps,for several weeks,so I take heat spells very seriously with my pug.The A/C is his life support.When temps are in the triple digits,my central air has a hard time cooling my house,so I supplement with a window A/C in the bedroom,and a portable A/C in the living and dining rooms.I like to stay cool too,so we are a good fit.
As far as dunking a pug in water when they get hot,I'm sure it helps,especially if they are suffering a heat stroke.Personally,I feel like it's best to not to leave them outside for very long at all,when it is hot outside.Also have to take the humidity into consideration.
Do pugs become lethargic in the hot weather? Even though we have central a/c in the house our little Peanut has not been herself for a week. Last weekend was the first really hot weekend we've had this year and Peanut was outside with us for a lot of it. We'd let her out for 10 minutes or so and then put her inside for a while to cool off and so on. Come Tuesday she was not herself, we took her to the vet Wednesday and he examined her and couldn't find anything wrong because, of course, as soon as we got there she was excited and exhibited no signs of lethargy. We brought her home and she's just not herself, sometimes she seems fine and at others she's just a lump. Should I be worried?
It could also be that Peanut is just getting older and less active and it coincides with the heat.... how old is she?
I'm just a new pug parent so still trying to learn all of this so hoping someone can help? It's been slightly warmer where I live over the past few days and little Ivy has developed a bit of the sniffles - could this be a sign of the warmer temperature? She was a bit sluggish yesterday morning but once I took her outside she came to life and this morning she was back to her lively self, but she's still sneezing and a bit sniffley. I don't feel like my house is overly warm but perhaps it could be for her, particulary as we have triple glazed windows? She is only 13 weeks old so I wondering if I should just take her to the vet to make sure it's nothing more?