Tips to help your pup beat the heat

Posted by Dr Claire Jenkins on Oct 2, 2015 8:04:31 AM
Dr Claire Jenkins

Tips to help your pup beat the heat:

  1. Ensure they have a cool, shady area outside and when it's hot it’s ideal to bring them indoors with air-conditioners and/or fans
  2. Multiple large containers of fresh, cool water- you can add some ice cubes in the morning
  3. Walks in the very early morning or evening/night only
  4. Avoid rides in the car but if you must make sure the air conditioner is on and its cool prior to getting in + never leave them unattended.
  5. A small amount of water in a plastic shell for your dog to sit in, you can also use a hose to gently wet their coat
  6. For a cool doggy treat get an old ice-cream container and fill it with a little dry dog food, a little Vegemite and the rest water- put it in the freezer and it’s ready to go the next morning. Keeps them cool and helps with boredom- two birds one stone! (note: just like chewing at bones, chewing ice can risk the fracture of teeth).

Share and take care of your pets on hot days. Heat stroke is easily prevented.

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