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    isaac303h is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultDogs and altitude?

    I live in Colorado, and we love the mountains here.
    I am wondering if 4 months is too early to take my dog up to a ski resort for some spring fun...

    Do you think he'll be affected by the altitude at all?
    I just want to make sure before I take him up there with us...

    Thanks for any advice!

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    DefaultRe: Dogs and altitude?

    Could you expand on what 'spring fun' means?

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    DefaultRe: Dogs and altitude?

    Your question made me curious. Do dogs get altitude sickness the same way humans do? Apparently the answer is yes. I did find this link, which might be helpful: http://traildog.hypermart.net/altitude_sickness.htm

    It looks like the best prevention is lots and lots and lots of water, just as with people.

    I would not hike or run any distances with him at that age, but if you're just talking about hanging out and playing on the lawn, then sure, I don't see why not.


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    DefaultRe: Dogs and altitude?

    Sorry- I should have been more descriptive.

    There's a ski resort here called Arapahoe Basin- it stays open later than any other resort because it gets the most snow and is highest in elevation.

    There is going to be a huge BBQ / party at the base of the resort and I want to bring my dog to hang out with other friends and their dogs.

    He's not going hiking or running or anything lol

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    DefaultRe: Dogs and altitude?

    Can't imagine why not.
    Would have to be excellent socialization,, for the dog! (LOL)

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    DefaultRe: Dogs and altitude?

    Ah, ok. Sounds fantastic. I would absolutely bring him. I thought by 'spring fun' you meant hiking or something.

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    DefaultRe: Dogs and altitude?

    Awesome.
    I can't wait! He's getting so big now... he might have the longest legs ever....

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