We love the sun, sunbathing, BBQ’s, garden parties etc…
Our pets on the other hand, may not.
Too much heat can cause heatstroke.
Our pets can dehydrate quickly, ensure fresh, cool water is always available.
Make sure there is a shady/ cool area from direct sun light available for them to take themselves away from the sun.
Try avoiding excessive exercise and keep them indoors if the temperature meets extreme levels.
Know the symptoms:
- Excessive panting.
- Increased respiratory & heart rate.
- Mild weakness.
Animals with flat faces e.g. pugs & Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke. Why? They cannot pant as effectively to other breeds.
Animals who are elderly, overweight or suffer from heart & lung disease should be kept inside until temperatures drop.
Stating the obvious, do not leave an animal in any form of transport alone in extreme heat.
Dogs with a longer coat, may be trimmed but never shaved/clipped tight as this can cause sunburn, their skin is more exposed.
Heatstroke can happen to all animals.
Please ensure all animals have access to water and shade.