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Offline JKmelda

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Dog hats?
« on: July 24, 2017, 11:33:36 AM »
I just have a curious question. I've seen pictures of dog hats for sale that are often knitted. I think they can be rather adorable. But it got me thinking. Do the hats do anything? I mean, do dogs lose significant body heat through their heads like humans do?
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Re: Dog hats?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 12:16:17 PM »
They lose body heat primarily through tongue, pads, and ears. Heads are generally well furred.

If you want to check your dog's temperature, do you touch his forehead or his flank?  They lose more heat from even the inguinal area than their heads. Dog hats are for fashion statements only.
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Re: Dog hats?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 01:29:56 PM »
I have a baseball cap style hat for Luca. It gives his eyes some shade. I don't know if it actually helps him. His big blue eyes sometimes seem sensitive to light so I have him wear it if were going on a walk where it's really sunny. Theyre also adorable.

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Re: Dog hats?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 01:53:58 PM »
I don't have any hats for Peter Pan, but I do consider them on occasion for those very bright days. Or even Doggles. I'm not into fashion statements, but whatever makes my dog reasonably comfortable and protects his eyes is fine with me.

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Re: Dog hats?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 09:39:50 AM »
They lose body heat primarily through tongue, pads, and ears. Heads are generally well furred.

If you want to check your dog's temperature, do you touch his forehead or his flank?  They lose more heat from even the inguinal area than their heads. Dog hats are for fashion statements only.

That's what I thought.
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