Dear Folks, This info is so important, I wanted to share it with my readers. If you read my column on a regular basis, you know that I love both cats and dogs. Please be sure your animals have water and shade during this heat.
Please find some important tips from the vets over at the PDSA team for the current heatwave. (At least we have one here in the UK :o)
Pets can’t tell us when they’re too hot or uncomfortable in their fur coats, so it’s important for us to ensure they remain happy and healthy in the heat. PDSA Vet Vicki Larkham has put together ten top tips for pet owners:
- Never leave pets in cars, conservatories or caravans. Not even for just a few minutes. Even on a cloudy day the temperature can rise very quickly, and you may end up being away for longer than you anticipated. Heatstroke can be fatal and every year we hear sad stories of pets that have died. For more information see the national campaign Dogs Die in Hot Cars.
- Provide plenty of fresh, clean water. Pets need constant access to this, so…
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