Hot Dogs: Keeping your Habibi Bear Pup Safe in the Summer Sun

Habibi Bear puppies for sale | Teddy Bear dogsOne of the most distinctive features of our beloved Habibi Bear puppies is their adorable teddy bear resemblance: Cute, cuddly, fluffy and portable (with the exception of some of our rare Standards). But with cuddly, portable and fluffy comes a caution to be aware and careful with keeping them safe during times of high temperatures, like the kind we experience during the summer months.

For example, did you know that during summer daytime temperatures the moderate temperature of only 77 degrees creates an asphalt temperature of 125 degrees? 
A hot day of 86 degrees results in asphalt of 135 degrees? 
And with a single increase of one degree, from 86 to 87 degrees, the temperature can climb to the extremely dangerous surface temperature of 143 degrees? 

A simple rule of thumb is that if it is too hot for your bare feet, it is too hot for their paws. 
According to numerous sources, it only takes 60 seconds of contact for skin (paw) damage to occur. Signs of a burn would most likely be limping or crying or unwillingness to walk any further. For the sake of your precious pups, make sure to avoid walking them when the sun is brightest and hottest, from 10 am to 6 pm in the summertime. To be extra safe, consider walking them in the early morning hours, before 8am if possible, or well after dark, 9 pm if the pavement has cooled down enough for those not in the desert states, where triple digit temps can last all night long. 

If you purchase dog shoes for your Habibi Bear puppy, be aware that wearing the shoes in hot weather prevents the release of heat through their paws if worn for extended periods of time. Make sure if you have your pup in shoes, that you remove them as soon as the walk is over to avoid overheating. Dogs don’t sweat like humans, they pant and release excess heat through their nose and paws. 

In a similar vein, please don’t leave your Habibi Bear puppy inside a parked car. In moderate temperatures of 70 degrees the temperature inside of a parked car can reach 99 degrees within 20 minutes. Your puppy is fluffy and small, and due to their small size, they can become dehydrated very quickly! 

Signs of dehydration in dogs are : 

  1. Loss of appetite
  2. Panting and drooling
  3. Reduced energy and lethargy
  4. Dry nose, dry gums
  5. Vomiting 
  6. Sunken eyes
  7. Extreme dehydration causes rapid breathing that is short and staccato in tempo. Contact your vet if you notice any of these symptoms and seek help. 

Some dogs when dehydrated refuse liquids, in which case, it is helpful to keep a syringe handy to administer chicken broth to replace salts and electrolytes if they are refusing water. Sometimes it is helpful to place liquids on your hands or fingers, and allow them to lick the liquid off of you. 

Keeping in mind that the safest place for your precious puppy is out of extreme heat and sunlight, you can make sure your sweet Habibi Bear guy or gal is happy and healthy at all times, even during the dog days of summer. If you have questions, reach out to us and drop us a line. We are always here for you, cheering you on! 

Habibi Bear Teddy Bear Puppy Availability

Did you know that we have summer Habibi Bear Puppies for adoption right now? We had a few families on the waiting list decide to wait, so that means a lucky family will get to adopt in the perfect season for raising a pup without the wait!  To get the process started, fill out the questionnaire below: 

Habibi Bears Owner Adoption Questionnaire

Choosing a dog can be a difficult process, and personality, natural inclinations and gifts has to be taken into consideration.
We want you and your puppy to be a match made in heaven! This is why this Owner Questionnaire has been designed, to help us pair you up with exactly the right puppy for your family.

Can I choose my puppy?  
Ultimately we work together on this process, so we can recommend the best options for your needs.  
Puppies are like babies – they eat, they play and then they spend a lot of time sleeping. In fact, they are very likely to be asleep just when you are trying to decide which one is right for you. Because we raise your puppy as part of our family, we get to see them when they are wide awake and their personality is showing itself. We also keenly observe their behavior, and conduct assessments at such times that help us further understand their character.

How will the Questionnaire help me get the right puppy?
Our assessment records many different traits, reactions and learning/healing style of our puppies so we can get to know who they are and their individual strengths and weaknesses.  Some traits are stable some are changeable, meaning environment plays a huge part.  This can be determined as a puppy, and each temperament has homes and lifestyles that suit them best.  By understanding your home life and family needs, we can match you to the perfect fit!

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