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Re: furry dogs/acclimation


>>>>>The same fur that acts as an insulation to the cold, works the same for
the
heat.  We found this hard to believe, but several Vets, and other dog
experts
have verified this. <<<<

Same for cats.

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 6:00 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] furry dogs/acclimation


> In a message dated 8/16/2003 11:02:26 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>
> >
> > I'm surprised they can handle the heat, but chows aren't Arctic bred
sled
> > dogs either.  You must have a great deal of shade, yes??
> >
>
> That's very true, but same applicable principle with the fur, we were
told.
> The same fur that acts as an insulation to the cold, works the same for
the
> heat.  We found this hard to believe, but several Vets, and other dog
experts
> have verified this.
>
> Acclimation has a lot to do with how one weathers the temperature changes
> also.....be it animal or human.  One's blood thins in warmer climates, and
> thickens in colder climates.  I'm no medical expert by any means, but find
this to
> be true.  People or animals that are acclimated to warmer climates can
tolerate
> it more due to their body being acclimated to these temps.  Even someone
(dog
> or human) that is in the A/C constantly, never much outside, doesn't
tolerate
> the heat as much as someone that is in it most of the day.
>
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>
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