Please prevent dog overheating and burning their paws

Please prevent dog overheating and burning their paws

Hi all! In light of the recent heat in some areas – we in Florida have a record summer – I want to dedicate this post to a very important topic: dog overheating.

I’ve used the opportunity to draw again to brighten up the otherwise pretty serious matter.

Every year we hear about deaths or health issues of children and pets left unattended in the heat of a car. Please pay attention to your pets and children in the summer heat! The temperatures can become health and even life-threatening in some cases quicker than some people are expecting.

Quick update!

Due to several requests for distributing this chart in printed posters, I’ve prepared two different printable versions – landscape and portrait in standard poster size of 11 x 17 in. If you want to help dogs and like to have the printable file, please contact me. I’ll send you a download link. It’s FREE.Please prevent dog overheating and burning their paws
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Dog Heat Suit – a great alternative to diapers for bitches in heat

Dog Heat suit - a great alternative to diapers for intact bitchesDog Heat suit - a great alternative to diapers for intact bitchesIf your female dog is not spayed, you are probably dealing with some messy issues during her heat cycles.

Introducing: A great piece of dog apparel to handle the messy side of a dog’s heat:


The Dog Heat Suit

Originally invented for dogs after surgery, this suit also aids in treatment of skin conditions, covers wounds for better healing, aids light incontinence problems and is great for dogs in heat.
People often use doggie diapers during a dog’s heat cycle. I have been using one in the past for Mila either.
However, you probably know the following challenges: The diapers getting fixed around her hips, do not only cause Mila discomfort. She obviously just does not like the feeling of the diaper around her hips. As a result of her trying to get rid of that thing by rubbing against walls, curtains and chairs, not only is the house always a mess during this time. The diaper also becomes leaky every now and then, leaving spot on the floors and the couch.
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Your happy and healthy dog

Maybe you are currently thinking about becoming a puppy owner for the first time in your life. Maybe you already own a puppy or an adult dog and just want to double check, if you are already doing all the good stuff. Either way, this post is intended to provide you with information on the basics of a happy and healthy dog – Bull Terriers included, because apparently they are dogs as well, although sometimes they behave more like little clowns. 🙂

The basic principles of a balanced nutrition, proper care, hygiene and exercise apply to any dog, no matter the breed.
In addition, there are often also some breed specific aspects to consider. But for now I will mainly cover information that applies to dogs in general.

Bullterrierfun - Your happy and healthy dog


I have prepared a cartoon style chart for you that shows the essentials of the happy and healthy dog. I am giving away the printing file for this poster for free. Contact me, if you want to have the file.

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Dog Vaccinations and Parasite Control

Bullterrierfun - Dog Vaccinations and Parasite ControlThe proper dog vaccinations and parasite control depends a lot on the area you live in with your pet. Areas with very different seasons have different requirements than areas with very warm weather year round, for example. Therefore, if you are planning a vacation with your dog or moving to an area with a very different climate than the one you have lived before, it can be a wise decision to ask your vet, if any changes to your dog’s current vaccination and parasite control schedule are advisable.

Dog vaccinations

In many countries several vaccinations are required by law. For example, all states of the U.S. have their own regulations due to rabies vaccination for dogs.

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