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westonkaley
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May 23, 2015 4:39 pm  

How do dogs do in the climate in stx. Do they do well with the heat and humidity. I have a pug so she can't breath like normal dogs. Just wondering how she might do in stx


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May 23, 2015 5:26 pm  

How do dogs do in the climate in stx. Do they do well with the heat and humidity. I have a pug so she can't breath like normal dogs. Just wondering how she might do in stx

That could be very tricky. They don't tolerate tropical climates at all well as they can't pant like other breeds and need to be carefully watched to make sure they stay in as cool a place as possible with plenty of water. I'm sure it's doable but not the best situation for the dog.


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May 23, 2015 9:39 pm  

I was speaking with my vet the other day and she mentioned that many animals, snub nosed dogs in particular, have been having respiratory issues with our Sahara dust just as many humans do.
It's not limited to the braciocephilous breeds, either.

Your pug may not be able to fly cargo due to breed restrictions and definitely not during the summer months, at all, so you may want to look into the Airline's policies on transporting your pup.


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May 24, 2015 10:35 am  

Former next-door neighbors of mine had 2 pugs. The only time they took them outside here was for their daily potty walks. No beach, or tooling around the island. And they ran their air conditioning daily for the pups in all but the winter months. (Where we live, you usually only need the AC in summer, and then not all the time). Not sure if they were being too cautious or not. But these were definitely house dogs.


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May 24, 2015 11:47 am  

We have English bull dogs and they're not too happy. As mentioned before, they don't do well with the heat, can handle the beach for more than a few minutes and forget about taking them on walks. Also as mentioned, make sure you look into the ability of flying her commercial. You may have options available if she's small enough but if not you'd have to swing a private charter. I'm sure you love her but if you cant swing it to bring her down, Crucian mutts are fantastic. Tough as hell and just as cute


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May 24, 2015 12:26 pm  

Our mutts may be wonderful and we know they all deserve a loving, forever home but I wouldn't want to leave any of my pups behind if I moved. Weston should seek advice from his Veterinarian and check with the airlines about traveling with his breed of pup. Good luck.


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May 24, 2015 12:58 pm  

Our mutts may be wonderful and we know they all deserve a loving, forever home but I wouldn't want to leave any of my pups behind if I moved. Weston should seek advice from his Veterinarian and check with the airlines about traveling with his breed of pup. Good luck.

If you move here with any pet animal unsuited to the climate and with a job which keeps you away from home for hours every day, then you're doing the animal a favor by NOT bringing it. Many people over the years have made that hard decision for good reason and left their pets in the good hands of parents and foster families. There's no "one size fits all" category - you do what's best for the animal.


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May 24, 2015 1:23 pm  

As I said, "I" wouldn't want to leave mine behind. What others feel is right for them, they are welcome to do but many feel that animals are disposable and once it becomes inconvenient, they dispose of them.
If the animal is lucky, it gets rehomed in a loving caring environment. If not, well.....just check any shelter. My obligation to my dogs is for their lifetime. That's just how I feel. Others are welcome to make their own decisions about what's right for them just as I am about what's right for me.


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May 24, 2015 2:27 pm  

"Dumping" the dog was neither suggested nor intimated.


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Alana33
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May 24, 2015 10:16 pm  

True OT but we all know that many people come here, adopt an animal and when they move to a new rental or leave island, they
often don't take their pets with them and they either end up in the shelter or abandoned in the bush. A sad fact.


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May 24, 2015 10:56 pm  

I would say that dumping a dog seems to pale in comparison to people who just let their non spayed/neutered pet roam. Just aersonal observation from the packs of dogs I see who are constantly killing iguanas, cats, chickens and chasing deer.


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May 24, 2015 11:41 pm  

I don't know why threads about bringing animals here has to segue into a discussion/lecture about shelter animals and dumped animals, spay and neuter when we're all presumably adults well aware of that whole subject and the OP simply asked about how his dog would fare here.


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westonkaley
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May 25, 2015 12:04 am  

Well I would never abandon my dog in a bush or let her go to a shelter. I care for my animal a lot and I believe where ever she goes with us she will be happy and have a good life. I know there are tons of animals who are miss treated and abused but my concern is with my dog not the less fortunate animals on island.


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Alana33
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May 25, 2015 4:51 am  

Sorry, didn't mean to go off subject.
I'm sure you'll do what's best for your pup.


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May 26, 2015 9:33 pm  

Do not believe she can fly on a commercial airline. AA has a list of dogs that they will not accept, and Pugs are on their list.


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May 28, 2015 1:31 am  

Do not believe she can fly on a commercial airline. AA has a list of dogs that they will not accept, and Pugs are on their list.

AA accepts Pugs in the cabin. The restriction is for checked pets.


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May 29, 2015 5:56 pm  

We had friends with a golden retriever. Dog was allergic to something here. Spent almost a year with rashes, hot spots, weight loss and wearing one of those big trumpet collars. Couldn't go outside, no beach. They finally packed up and left. They were afraid the dog would die.


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