Weird Question: Altitude Sickness in Dogs - Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum
2013 FJCruiser Summit For all threads regarding the 7th annual FJCruiser Summit

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Waukesha, WI
Posts: 242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Weird Question: Altitude Sickness in Dogs

We are debating on bringing our dog (miniature Dachshund, 8 months old) with us out to the Summit but I am worried about altitude sickness. We are planning on staying a night in Denver and then heading to Moab before the Summit. Has anyone had issues with their pets coming out to the Summit from lower areas?
xsists is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 11:51 AM
Forum Superstar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 4,564
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 613 Post(s)
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Weird Question: Altitude Sickness in Dogs

It's a possibility...

Are Dogs Affected by Altitude Change? | Dog Care - The Daily Puppy

That, and a circling raptor.
FJ in PDX is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 12:04 PM
Forum Veteran
 
dorton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 301
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Re: Weird Question: Altitude Sickness in Dogs

Thanks OP, I was thinking the same thing about our hound dog that's coming with us.

Thanks for the link FJ in PDX
dorton is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 08:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 30
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Re: Weird Question: Altitude Sickness in Dogs

Quote:
dorton previously said: View Post
Thanks OP, I was thinking the same thing about our hound dog that's coming with us.

Thanks for the link FJ in PDX
Hi -- I'm bringing my 5 yr old black lab -- she occasionally hikes at elevations of 5000 feet -- but I too am a lil concerned about her being at such high elevations -- I know I always take a few days to acclimate when I'm skiing in Telluride -- headaches, lethargy -- dehydration.

I have read that if you stop and spend a day or two at an intermediate elevation it helps both humans and adults.

I'm stopping in Moab and its just under 5000 ft elevation...hopefully it helps me Lexi Lu a bit.
DudeGirl is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-03-2013, 08:08 AM
Forum Superstar
 
Chris The Ogre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Santa Barbara
Posts: 1,643
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Garage
Re: Weird Question: Altitude Sickness in Dogs

I brought my 9 year old German Shepard last year and she was fine. That is coming from sea level. She went on ton's of hikes with us and it never seemed to bother her at all....now me on the other hand. Holy smokes beers are potent at that elevation!

Ogre

2010 Iceberg (Shebear)

Aluminess Bumpers
KING/FJToyman suspension
All-Pro / RCI Armor
ARB Aluminum Full rack

Other mods by http://www.nestahedition.com/

Fueled by http://www.draughtsmenaleworks.com/
Chris The Ogre is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 08:21 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Weird Question: Altitude Sickness in Dogs

We've brought our miniature Dachshund from sea level to Durango for the last three years of her life (we had to put her down in January at age 18.5 years) and she never had any issues. In fact, she really seemed to feel better in the dry climate. Never took her on high altitude trails, but if that's your concern, I'd suggest that you let puppy have regular access to all the water it wants....and you do the same for yourself and go easy on the brews!
This year we're bringing our new 13 week old King Charles Spaniel, so that's our plan for his ample hydration. He'll have a few days to acclimate before we go higher on the trails.
Otis R is offline  
Reply

  Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum > Trail > National Summit Discussion > 2013 FJCruiser Summit

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome