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has this heat affected your dogs?

well, my little dog is lazy and has no appetite. i called the vet, concerned about his addisons and he suggested i give him another one but also said the heat has been a bit much for dogs. i live in ohio and it's been hot and muggy. has anyone else experienced this laziness and lack of appetite with their dogs this summer? he drinks plenty of water and i give him a few treats to keep his belly full to void the barfs.
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I used to work at a Greyhound rescue (ex racers) and they all barely ate and just lied around during the hottest summer days. Kennel had a/c but it didn't really matter, the little time they spent outside during those days (and most of the time they were lounging in kiddie pools) was enough.

Clover is one of those dogs who always eats, so I can't speak to it in Havs, but I've seen a lot of it in other breeds!

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I have noticed a decrease in appetite during the humid hot weather. I wish I could take my dogs to water they just don't like it. They stay indoors unless they have to potty and in the evenings and mornings I take them for their short walks.
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I had central air put in about 6 yrs ago, and this is the first summer we have had to use it for more than a few days. I think in the past 3 weeks I've only had it off for 2 days. So, the dogs have stayed mostly inside except to go potty. The heat does get to them. This morning, the rain got to them, buckets of rain. But they were good pups and waited a while until the rain let up and they could go outside.


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My dogs stay indoors in the A/C when it's hot. They only go outside for potty. They are somewhat less active and tend to lounge around on the tile, but the people in our house are less active with the heat also, unless it's to go swimming. I just checked and it's 108 here right now, but it's a dry heat! :-)

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glad to hear i'm not the only one. i thought with A/C running all day that would be enough to keep them cool but i guess when it's hot outside, it doesn't matter what's going on inside.
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We're experiencing the same thing with Tucker - no appetite, no energy, I've even had to carry him outside to potty a few times. It's been 90 and above with humidity for over two weeks here in NH. This little guy just hates it outside when it's like this. Normally he loves it outside. Glad to hear this is the norm. DH and I were thinking about making a vet appointment for Tucker to see if anything's wrong.
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It is hot and humid here is south GA. This is our 1st summer with Panda, but she doesn't want to be outside long. She walks with me to the mailbox in the afternoon, but other than that its do her business and right back inside. Most of the time she is splayed out on the ceramic tiles trying to stay cool. She and I both will be happy to see Oct. come this year!

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On a related note-do dogs get mosquito bites like we do? It's so hot and muggy out.
Piper and I were just outside for less than 10 minutes and I got at least 5 bites. They itch like crazy and I was wondering if she's getting bitten too?

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Glad to read this thread - I was becoming concerned about Cody - he seems to be drinking more water, not much of an appetite and not very active. I thought it was probably the heat but you know how the mind starts creating scenarios....

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