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    Hi, Welcome to the Village!

    Will be watching for a good update!!!
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    Hello and Welcome to the Village. Do hope things are okay with Hector. Hoping to see an update. Oh did anyone tell you we love pictures!!
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    Hi all,

    I took Hector to the vet today and the vet said that everything is normal. That the most likely cause of his slow eating and tiredness is the heat ( it is 37 degrees Celsius where I live) so I kept him in an air coned room for most of the day and took him for a swim aswell, after that I have him some food and he ate it very quickly , thank you all for your help

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    Glad to hear it! Pugs and other brachycephalic (short-nosed)breeds should never be in extreme heat or extreme cold because they can't cool down, and their breathing is compromised, unlike long-nosed breeds. The top temp for health is about 23C, and they shouldn't be out in the cold below 15C or so, 10 if they have a jacket and are out for short periods.

    Good luck to Hector, and welcome to the village!
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    Glad to see that Hector was cleared by the vet. Heat really hits these guys hard. Welcome to PV, by the way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loconn55 View Post
    Glad to hear it! Pugs and other brachycephalic (short-nosed)breeds should never be in extreme heat or extreme cold because they can't cool down, and their breathing is compromised, unlike long-nosed breeds. The top temp for health is about 23C, and they shouldn't be out in the cold below 15C or so, 10 if they have a jacket and are out for short periods.

    Good luck to Hector, and welcome to the village!
    What Laurie says is true... but I live in South Africa, and our climate is much like yours in Australia. At 23 C - which is what we have today, since it's cloudy - all my dogs are snuggled up against me, feeling a bit cold. 37 is too hot, way too hot, but our dogs are more adapted to warmer temps than their UK and US counterparts :) I find that myself is generally a good gauge - if I'm too hot to be running around outside, it's too hot for my dog too. Of course, if you spend all day in the airconditioning then using yourself as a measure doesn't work either.

    (Sled dogs running in a race in the US from Norway overheated entirely at 10C, and had to abandon the race. We do get used to our environments to a rather large extent).

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    I do agree that dogs, even pugs, do adapt somewhat. When we lived in Canada, if we didn't let them out if the temp was below 23C, they would have been in all winter. At the same time, we never left them out longer than 10-15 minutes at a time, just long enough for a bit of exercise, and do their business. When it was a LOT colder, a few minutes at a time.
    When we moved to Texas, we found the same worked for the heat. when they start to pant, it is time to get back into the AC.
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    I'm glad the vet said he is ok, but did they do blood-work?

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    hector is not left outside for more then 20mins at a time , the vet also Said that he may have a small cold caused by the rain and that he will be fine
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    20 minutes is too long to be outside in extreme heat or extreme cold
    did he have bloodwork done?
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    Stephanie, pugmom to Louie Livewire, born 3/15/06
    and my 3 angels waiting at the bridge....
    the very special Junior, my pug angel who is doing agility at the rainbow bridge 11/22/91 - 3/13/06
    the very special Danny, my first dog, a Dandie Dinmont Terrier 4/5/70 - 2/10/84
    the very special Paddy, the pug who was loved around the world, who my family had the pleasure and honor of loving for the last 3 years and 5 months 5/1/98 - 8/6/14

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