Friday, July 18, 2008

Playing in the Heat

With a recent post on the ShowCardi list about a woman's dog dying of heat exhaustion, and the current heatwave we are experiencing, I thought this tidbit from today's CPE Yahoo list was worth noting.

In regarding to the question/concern, when is it too hot to play (agility, flyball, ect.)?:

This vet provided this formula for determining hot weather conditions that put your dog at risk; add the humidity percent to the temperature and if the total is 140 it is the high end of safe - the vet does not run her dogs at this figure, if the total is 150 definitely don't run your dog.


Holly said...

Thank you! That is great information!

Traci said...

agreed! Very good to know!