Extreme heat and your dog

3 Jan

Extreme heat and your dog

Well it's summer here in Australia and at the moment many of our states are experiencing hotter than average temperatures and this will affect your dog and your pets. There are some simple things you can do to ensure that your dog and other pets have enough fresh water and shade during the heat of the day.

Pepper and Lochie, The Dog Blog mascots get mildly spoilt and get to stay inside most of the day with the air conditioning on but not everyone is doing to be able to achieve this so when your pets are outside in the heat of the day, please make sure you have provided more than enough water and shade for your four-legged friends.

Don't just put one water bowl out, but put out a few around the place, make sure they can't be knocked over easily and this can be achieved by putting in rocks or bricks at the bottom of the bowl or bucket or even attach the bowl to the fence so that it cannot be knocked over.

Shade is also important, the heat of the sun is a killer and animals need somewhere to get respite from the heat and sun.

If your animal shows any signs of lethargy, dehydration, vomiting or anything that is worrying you, please get them seen by the nearest emergency centre or your vet ASAP.

These steps don't take long to setup and can save your pets life.

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