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Summer Dog Care
- Ensure they have access to shade and fresh water.
- Circulate the room air.
- Do not leave dogs in hot cars and try to avoid long car journeys.
- Don’t exercise your pooch in the middle of the day. Try early morning or late evening when the temperatures are lower.
- Check the pavement before you take your walk to ensure it’s not too hot.
- Provide cool snacks e.g. ice cubes
Summer Cat Care
- Remember to always provide plenty of cool fresh water to keep our cats hydrated in the heat.
- Think of the type of bowl you are using, try to use bowl that will keep the water cool.
- If possible keep cats indoors during the hottest part of the day, to protect them from the sun and heat stroke.
- Cats can get sun damaged like us, so it is important to apply some sun block onto pink or light skinned ears and noses to prevent this.
- It is a good idea to keep air circulating around the home, but remember cats are nosy and are not immune from falling out of windows. Always have a protective netting over fully opening windows or open them a small amount.
- Make sure you give your feline friend regular grooming sessions throughout summer to help remove any excess coat, which will make them feel cooler. This is also a good way of checking for any lumps or bumps that might have appeared.
- It is a good idea to provide a cool darkened spot for your cat to hide. This could be a box or bed under a desk or table, to give your cat relief away from the bright sun.
For more advice pop into your local practice and speak to one of our nurses.