November 19, 2018

How to keep your doggies cool on a Hot Day

The Importance of Preventing Heat Problems in Dogs Keeping a dog cool when the temperature soars is very important in order to prevent some unpleasant and even dangerous conditions. On hot days, dogs may not be able to pant fast enough to cool themselves down. Dogs don’t have sweat glands, except in small areas such as on the pads of their paws. They cool down mainly by panting, which releases evaporated water from their lungs and mouth, and by radiating heat from dilated blood vessels in their ears. If dogs overheat on a hot summer day they are at risk […]
November 19, 2018

How to keep pets cool in summer

With temperatures reaching the high 30s during summer, it’s really important to know how to keep pets cool. Failing to do so could lead to seizures, a coma and even death — dogs overheat quite easily, so reading these tips on how to keep pets cool in summer could be lifesaving!  1. Take them to the parlour Getting your dog shaved for the summer is breed dependant. Shaving long-haired breeds will help to keep them cool, but leave at least a 3cm layer of fur. This will protect your dog from sunburn. Double coated breeds, like Labradors, German Shepherds, Huskies and Pomeranians, […]
November 19, 2018

Hot Weather Safety Tips

We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions provided by ASPCA experts: Visit the vet for a spring or early-summer checkup. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm if they aren’t on year-round preventative medication. Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep […]

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