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    Too much swimming?

    I've been wondering if we shouldn't let Kiara swim as much as she does.

    Today so far she's swam 3 hours and it's only 11 AM. She doesn't tire of it. She'll even ask to go outside just so she can swim.

    She swims EVERY day - even sometimes ALL day.

    Should we make her stop or is it okay for her to swim so often?

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    I think at a pool in your home the chlorine levels are low so her skin should be okay. It seems okay to me...
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    Originally posted by caseysmom
    I think at a pool in your home the chlorine levels are low so her skin should be okay. It seems okay to me...
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    Her coat and skin are fine, i'm just more worried about her body. She seems completely fine, in fact after swimming she comes in and asks to play fetch in here. I just don't want to wearing down her bones and stuff. I'm just paranoid.

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    Its probably really good for her, I am sure most domestic dogs don't get enough excercize.
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    I wouldn't complain if we had a deep enough pool for Jillie to be obsessed with! it gets rid of all that extra energy they have, in less time

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    swimming is the best therapy actually.
    As long as her skin, coat & ears do not get bothered I'd let her swim all she wants.
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    The only thing i can think of is when a child/adult human swims too long the skin gets shrivalled (sp?)...

    Anyway, as long as she is drinking enough (non pool water) , i think she should be fine...

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    I've been told it's bath to bath your dog more then...er, well I don't remmeber, but it's a long time anyway..6 months maybe? Anyway, it messes up their natural oils of the skin I guess...I'd assume the same for swimming..but, as you said hers is fine..I wouldn't worry about it. I think it's healthy for her to be getting the exercise



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    That's so cute.

    I think it's a healthy form of excercise. I would just be careful with the amount of sun she gets and dangers like heat stroke.

    It would be fun if you guys did laps together -- get a little competition going. Heh

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    Originally posted by slleipnir
    I've been told it's bath to bath your dog more then..

    They get baths once a week and always get compliments on their coats - no dry skin either.

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    Zeke needs a bath...should I send him over? Please and thanks!! hehe



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    Sure. Sadly, I enjoy giving them baths. >.<

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    I don't We don't really have a good area to bath them so it's hard...plus, Zeke is a little scardy cat when it comes to water



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    let's see a really strong, healthy, not to mention extra clean dog..........hum....i don't see a problem. i'd keep and eye on her skin and fur drying out...but there are vitamins for that.

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