From Beverly Cusac, President of SENC
It’s hard to believe it’s July already, and we are in the throes of heat and humidity of the South! Since summer can be a dangerous time for all dogs, I decided to begin my report with a few reminders about heat-caused health issues:
Be sure your dog always has access to cool water.
Be sure you’re brushing your dog regularly. Loose coat can get trapped, can prevent your dog from cooling itself properly, and loose coat can also get tangled into a mat and can cause a hotspot.
Panting is how your dog cools itself, and it must have access to air that is cooler than its body temperature of 102 F to keep it from overheating.
Limit exercise during the hottest part of the day. Exercise is safest in the morning and in the late evening or night.
Remember that pavement, especially asphalt, can burn their feet.
Never leave your dog in the car in the summer, even if your windows are rolled down or your air conditioning is on.
Learn the warning signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. These require veterinary intervention.
I hope you’re enjoying our website and logo. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback on both. We’re exploring ideas now for using our logo on some fund-raising items. Please let us know if there are items you would like to see us use the logo on for fund-raising.
As you know, SENC participated in the 2021 Triple Crown, and it was a huge success. The Board decided not to participate in the 2022 Triple Crown because we want to stay in our region next year and concentrate on a Regional here, as well as another water test. Since several people have asked that we re-visit the decision not to participate, I am putting it back on the agenda for the August Board Meeting.
Speaking of SENC events, I know many of you participate in other Club’s water and draft tests., but keep your calendars open for SENC’s 2021 water test on October 8, 9, and 10. The event will be at High Falls State Park in Seneca, SC. Benita Edds, our Working Dog Chair, and her committee members are putting together a great event. More detailed information will be on our website soon.
It will soon be dues renewal time. Please note that renewal information will go out in September. It’s possible that renewals will be online this year because it is much more cost effective and more stream lined. Notification will be sent out in advance of this new procedure.
The news is full of bad news about the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus. I sincerely pray that you and your family members will escape this latest round of infection spread. Please be safe!
Beverly Cusac, President
Southeastern Newfoundland Club