- Stay shady
We recommend bringing your pets indoors on hot days. If you're feeling warm, chances are they are too. If your pet has fair skin and will be outdoors even for a short period of time, we suggest using pet-friendly sunscreen to keep skin cancers at bay.
Short nosed or flat faced dog breeds are also more susceptible to heat stroke e.g. Pugs, English bulldogs, French bulldogs.
Don’t forget your small furry friends in the garden too! Guinea pigs and rabbits are very vulnerable in warmer weather, so you should consider bringing them inside when it really starts to heat up. We also suggest frozen water bottle in a sock or tea towel to help cool the small pet.
Water, water, water
You might be surprised to know that your pets sweat too. Keep your cat or dog hydrated with plenty of fresh water bowls. You can even add some ice to keep them extra cool.If you’re on the go, consider investing in a portable dog water bowl.
- Exercise caution with exercise
You might want to reconsider your daily dog walk on really hot days. A ground that feels hot to touch can do serious damage to your pooch’s paws. Alternatively, you can walk them early morning or evening, when the weather is cooler. Or simply play around with your furry friend using pet toys!
- Park the car trip (literally)
Did you know that all it takes it six minutes for a dog (or cat) to die in a hot car? Never leave your pet unattended in the car as temperatures in the car can rapidly reach double the outside temperature – even on mild days.
- Clip and snip
Grooming is particularly important to keep your furry friend cool during summer. This can help prevent matting and also ensures your pets are regularly checked for ticks, fleas and mites.