Tag Archives: pugs

Dogs Prone To Heat Exhaustion

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During Summer, we, pet parents, need to be very careful when taking our dogs for a walk specially if they are Pugs, Boxers, Bulldogs, Akita, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  Why, you probably ask yourself? Because they have short noses and flat faces.  They are very cute, but they need more care and attention than dogs with long muzzles.

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I took the above picture in the Back Bay, Boston a couple of months ago.  When I saw this, I had a smile from ear to ear.

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Abby is a mix of a Beagle and Bulldog, and when the weather starts to get warm even though she is young – 3 years old – she walks slower than any other time.  This is a sign for me to slow down, walk early in the morning, carry water with me, and pay more attention to her.  Enjoy your Summer.

Alex’s Furry Friends: Milo and Bella

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We had a couple of days off and I was determined to take Alex for an outing to Annapolis, but it just did not happen.  I’d have to say totally la mia culpa.  I promised to make it up to her the next time she is the only kid at home:)

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These 2 beautiful canine specimens are Milo and Bella.  Our walks with them are shorter because Pugs can overheat very easy, and because they have a short-muzzled face making it a bit harder to breathe.  By the way, I am not saying not to walk Pugs.  Au contraire, walk your pug, but be aware of the weather, your pug’s age, health, level of activity, etc., and if unsure about what to do, please contact your vet for guidance.