Hot Dogs Can Die In This Heatwave – Keep Them Cool!

Hot dogs can collapse and die very quickly in the intense heat we are currently basking in, we love it but are pets really don’t.  Generally you can tell when they are uncomfortable or feeling the side effects of the heat:

  • off their food
  • diarrhoea
  • continuous panting
  • lethargic

Please ensure there is always Fresh drinking water and Shade for your pet, whatever the species!!

Have a look at our ‘Cool Accessories’ – Animat Cool Gell Animalarm and H2O4K9 Water Bottles

With grateful thanks to mutz, nutz, mogz, White Cross Vets & PetPlan.

What does the summer heatwave mean for your pet?

With a June heatwave set to break a 40 year record, and recent UK temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius, we are offering some top tips for keeping your pet safe in the sun:

  • Pets with fair skin or short hair should be kept out of direct sunlight – pet sun screen is available to help protect your pet
  • Don’t leave pets in cars at all. In 29C heat a hot car will reach 51C within 30 minutes
  • Make sure there is always plenty of fresh water available
  • Don’t allow your pet to stay in the sun for prolonged periods of time
  • Walk dogs during the cooler times of day i.e. before 10am and after 4pm when possible
  • When your pet is outside ensure shaded areas are available

Look out for signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke in your pet – you can find some helpful information on heatstroke in dogs from Petplan below.  We have also included another helpful guide on “how hot is too hot” for your dog to help you weigh up when outdoor activity might be too much. If you are concerned that your pet may be suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke contact your Vet immediately.

For the further information on how to look after your pets in the heat please click here.

                               

Mr Nods says “Stay Cool Daddy-O”

I luv Frozzy Yoghurts on sale in mummy’s shop.  They come in a 4 pack, Original, Blueberry, Cranberry and Strawberry.  Nom nom nom

 

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