Sadly we see a lot of heat exhaustion in pets over summer, try these summer tips to ensure your best friend beats the heat.
- Exercising during the hotter months should be avoided during the heat of the day. They can get really heat stressed and burn the pads of their paws. If the ground is too hot to touch it’s too hot for sensitive paws.
- Ensure access to cool water is available, put another water bowl out and ensure it can’t tip over. It’s also important that their water is out of the sun.
- Ice cubes in their water bowl works really well!
- Who doesn’t like a wet down with the sprinkler or sponge bath on a hot day, this can be really refreshing if they are not coping. Even a wet cloth rubbed over their face and body can help.
- If they like water, purchase a kids paddling pool and become a very popular pet parent.
- Ensure access to shelter, a spot inside enjoying the aircon or in front of the fan would be even better. If you have tiles, wetting a towel for them to lie on in front of the fan can work well.
Never leave your pet alone in the car on a warm day even for quick dash, they will die. If you see any animals in distress call the RSPCA immediately on 1300 264 62
Check on your pet regularly to ensure they are not suffering from heat exhaustion, especially important in breeds who have more difficulty breathing ie. our squishy nose friend (Pugs, Shih Tzus, French Bulldogs, Chihuahuas, Chow Chows, Pekingese, Lhasa Apso, Bull Mastiffs & Bull terriers) Signs include sudden collapse or lethargy, heavy panting, excessive salivation, vomiting, shaking or seizures, dry mouth and gums. Call our team immediately on 3899 1495 if you think your pet may be suffering from any of these signs.