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!
Could you expand on what 'spring fun' means?
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.
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
Can't imagine why not.
Would have to be excellent socialization,, for the dog! (LOL)
Ah, ok. Sounds fantastic. I would absolutely bring him. I thought by 'spring fun' you meant hiking or something.
I can't wait! He's getting so big now... he might have the longest legs ever....