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Re: furry dogs/acclimation

Well I know heat doesn't bother me like it does most people, but cold I
cannot handle at all. Never could, even as a child. My system is
obviously "set" for Southern living. And Virginia's climate has cooled
since I was a younster. I can barely manage our winters here.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: TeichFlora@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 17 Aug 2003 07:00:25 EDT

>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.  
>zone 9
>Texas Gulf Coast
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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