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Old 08-02-2020, 01:15 PM
 
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Walking dogs in this heat can be dangerous to their paws. Yesterday a chap here in AZ checked the temperature of the blacktop street in our area and the reading was 168F. That will burn a dog's paws quickly if not protected in some way. I actually see some of our retirees pushing their dogs in baby strollers until they get to the dog park where there's grass to run on.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Walking dogs in this heat can be dangerous to their paws. Yesterday a chap here in AZ checked the temperature of the blacktop street in our area and the reading was 168F. That will burn a dog's paws quickly if not protected in some way. I actually see some of our retirees pushing their dogs in baby strollers until they get to the dog park where there's grass to run on.
Our dog gets walked every afternoon between 3 and 5. We have a 15 foot right of way on each side of the road. Either dirt, stone dust or small gravel. The intent is to let horses proceed without having to walk on the pavement. Our dog is pretty smart. If it was bothering his feet he would demand to be picked up. And he knows exactly how to do it...a big dog gets close and he almost climbs your leg.

And again water is the key thing. When my prior dog and I would go hiking at Lone Mountain or in the foot hills to the west I would carry water for us both. At first I carried a metal dish for the dog but soon discovered he would just as soon drink out of my hand.

And neither dogs or cats get much cooling through the skin. They are basically thermoses. And in fact serious clipping of the fur and you can get into sun burn problems.

So leave the fur alone and make sure there is lots of water.
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Our dog gets walked every afternoon between 3 and 5. We have a 15 foot right of way on each side of the road. Either dirt, stone dust or small gravel. The intent is to let horses proceed without having to walk on the pavement. Our dog is pretty smart. If it was bothering his feet he would demand to be picked up. And he knows exactly how to do it...a big dog gets close and he almost climbs your leg.

And again water is the key thing. When my prior dog and I would go hiking at Lone Mountain or in the foot hills to the west I would carry water for us both. At first I carried a metal dish for the dog but soon discovered he would just as soon drink out of my hand.

And neither dogs or cats get much cooling through the skin. They are basically thermoses. And in fact serious clipping of the fur and you can get into sun burn problems.

So leave the fur alone and make sure there is lots of water.
There's some collapsible bowls one could also use, easy to carry around.

Not sure why so many people shave the dog's coat/coats off, most of the time it's a really bad idea.

Good advice mensch
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Old 08-02-2020, 11:27 PM
 
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Our dog gets walked every afternoon between 3 and 5. We have a 15 foot right of way on each side of the road. Either dirt, stone dust or small gravel. The intent is to let horses proceed without having to walk on the pavement. Our dog is pretty smart. If it was bothering his feet he would demand to be picked up. And he knows exactly how to do it...a big dog gets close and he almost climbs your leg.

And again water is the key thing. When my prior dog and I would go hiking at Lone Mountain or in the foot hills to the west I would carry water for us both. At first I carried a metal dish for the dog but soon discovered he would just as soon drink out of my hand.

And neither dogs or cats get much cooling through the skin. They are basically thermoses. And in fact serious clipping of the fur and you can get into sun burn problems.

So leave the fur alone and make sure there is lots of water.

I've got 2 90 pound labradors, so no picking them up. They're older now so I don't take them hiking, but they generally walk 2-3 miles a day religiously.



No way I'd go out from 3-5 myself for a mile walk, haha. I'm not sure who'd die first, them or me.
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Old 08-10-2020, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Who of you Las Vegans is actually...wait for it....vegan? Or, conversely, for the rest of you, who of you think nothing of dairy farmers taking momma cow's baby calf from them at only 1 year of age? And then slaughter the calf for veal?

Oh, that's only the start of things, too. It gets worse. Much worse. Come on, do you guys just wanna talk about the Coronavirus all the time? Let's widen out in our learning and growing as people. Not growing outward, as in, I like Domino's pizza too much widen out, I mean let's talk about other things a tad, eh?

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Old 08-10-2020, 01:07 PM
 
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Elko, we hear you, but we are supposed to keep this chat thread close to home with LV topics. Wife and I are moving away from meat/dairy and towards being vegetarians but it's best for such discussions to be in those forums elsewhere.

It is fair game to discuss vegetarian food options in LV, or even start a thread on that so long as it stays on LV.
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Old 08-10-2020, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Ok
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Old 08-10-2020, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas 89146
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Who's got the best Veal Parmigiana in town?
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Old 08-10-2020, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Elko, we hear you, but we are supposed to keep this chat thread close to home with LV topics. Wife and I are moving away from meat/dairy and towards being vegetarians but it's best for such discussions to be in those forums elsewhere.

It is fair game to discuss vegetarian food options in LV, or even start a thread on that so long as it stays on LV.
We are also slowly moving away from meat too.... probably not dairy yet because cheese is just too good and probably still eat seafood.... I don't even get excited about eating meat anymore, so should be an easy transition.
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Old 08-11-2020, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Excellent. This is truly becoming a trend, then. I have gone vegetarian, but not vegan yet, because of the delicious-ness of cheese.

"If slaughterhouses had glass walls we'd all be vegetarians." - Sir Paul McCartney
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