1. PET FRIENDLY SUN CREAM
Fur protects your pets skin to some extent, but if your pet allows, apply animal friendly sun cream to put on the areas most exposed, especially the end of the nose and tips of the ears.
2. KEEP YOUR PET HYDRATED
Make sure your pet has access to plenty of water throughout the day and evening. Refilling often will also keep the water fresh and cool for your pet.
. PROVIDE PLENTY OF SHADE
Make sure there are plenty of shaded areas in the garden
4. DON’T OVER EXCITE YOUR PET
On really hot days, an active animal will quickly become exhausted and dehydrated. Instead, encourage a more relaxed approach to the day.
5. COOL MATS & JACKETS
Cool mats are filled with gel which stays cool whilst your pet lies on them.
Signs of possible Heatstroke in pets are:
- Panting-Agitation-Stretching out and breathing rapidly-Extreme distress
- Skin hot to the touch-Glazed eyes-Vomiting and drooling
- If your pet is displaying odd behaviour or you notice any skin changes during hot days, contact your vet immediately for advice.