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    How scary for you. Hope your dog continues to improve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rfinger View Post
    Thank You Susan and everyone else. Banjo seems to be doing better this morning
    But what now? How much will this affect future training.
    His body temp was over 110. Will this be more common now?
    I love that dog to much to ever put him through that again.
    run him down to Jeff's for an exam and blood work. You first need to find out if there has been damage to the vital organs. They can get hotter quicker. You may want to avoid hot summer trials for a while or grounds that seem to retain heat like Muddy Waters. There is a ton of sand there and those grounds are always hot. Get the exam first. Then go from there. You're going to always have to travel with ice packs and alcohol. And not be afraid to do a quick pick up. Sorry this happened to you guys. I heard there were a few more dogs That got overheated, but yours was the worst. I know Mark Tesch's Izzy's body temp was at 110 degrees also.
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    My now 9.5 yo went down to heat a few years ago. It did seem to affect her tolerance as far as training/running in it, and her eyes started bluing at only about 7, so I think she had some damage there. She was to the point of going into a convulsion at the vet clinic and also was well over 108F. Scary stuff.

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    Taking him in tomorrow for a follow up and blood work.
    To respond to the other question.
    The temp was low to mid 80s, but humid.
    Banjo is a very hard goer. Picked up to of the 3 birds with small hunts.
    Sent him on the third bird and he went over the hill. Iwaited to give him a chance but when he didn't show I

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfinger View Post
    Taking him in tomorrow for a follow up and blood work.
    To respond to the other question.
    The temp was low to mid 80s, but humid.
    Banjo is a very hard goer. Picked up to of the 3 birds with small hunts.
    Sent him on the third bird and he went over the hill. Iwaited to give him a chance but when he didn't show I
    Thanks Rick... Hopefully you guys got him in time and he is now worse for the wear. I agree with Susan about the check up with a doc. Better to know.
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    I have had two dogs in my dog career that I owned and trained go down , present when another one went down and died, it is very disheartening ! One was a very talented Derby dog, Master Hunter and all age dog. She went down three times..I found a good pet home for her and was retired at 5. She is now about 10 years old lives a very normal life, does a little hunting and loved by her new owners. She was a sweetheart , but, felt in the best interest of health, fearful that I would continue to run this little talented dog (couldn't trust myself) she was placed. The other was a very talented dog that we managed to get 13 all-age points, Derby list etc and continued to run her, but was very careful. Hindsight now probably should have retired her. Humidity is the culprit many times, not air temps, and that appeared to me to be the trigger of the events..I have empathy , but, only you can make decisions on the future and whatever medical advice is received. Hope it works out for you.
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    Happy Banjo is doing well. Glad you had excellent help to save your dog. It's a scary experience. Hope nobody else has to go through the same.

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    Wow. So sorry your pup went through this but thanks for sharing here. Just shows that the temps don't have to be super hot to create situations for our dogs. Best wishes for Banjo.
    I had an episode of heat exhaustion and dehydration from vomiting with Lyle as a derby dog. He recovered just fine but it scared the you know what out of me. Good luck.

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    Thanks for sharing. Hope everything continues to go well.
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    I too hope all goes well. Dove season is around the corner and I cringe on the reports of dogs dying because of heat. I always watch the tongue to gauge heat in a dog.

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