During the heat wave, keep your pets cool by not exercising them during the day.
In hot weather, pets become easily disturbed, and for some, the heat can even be fatal. How can you keep your pets cool as the UK continues to experience sweltering temperatures this summer?
Dr. Sam Gaines of the RSPCA, a pet care expert, appeared on GB News this morning to discuss how to protect animals from the scorching heat this summer. During a heat wave, Dr. Gaines offered advice on how to make life easier for dogs and other pets.
It can be tough to keep your pets cool during the summer months, especially when the temperature inside the house can be just as hot as it is outside.
Dr. Gaines, fortunately, has lots of tips for pet owners on how to keep their animals safe throughout the summer heat.
“I think it’s critical that we think about how we can best safeguard our pets,” she said.
“There are a few easy things we can do to help. For example, we make sure that whatever creature we have has access to shade during the day.”
“Because the sun travels throughout the day, their accommodations are always in the shade.”
Dr. Gaines also stressed the need of providing animals with “plenty and heaps of fresh clean water.”
“I simply can’t underline the importance of not exercising during the day,” the pet expert said of dogs and horses.
“What we’re seeing is that people are becoming more aware of the importance of not leaving dogs in automobiles on hot days, but dogs are much more susceptible to heat stroke as a result of exercise.”
“So, what we’re telling people is to make sure that when it comes to their dogs, they exercise during the cooler periods of the day,” Dr. Gaines stated.
“It was really early in the morning and only for a short time.
“Then there are a variety of things you may do during the day to keep them occupied.”
For your dog, the pet welfare specialist suggested “bringing out your paddling pool” or “creating some frozen toys.”
“However, to be fair, a lot of dogs would just want to stay cool in this heat and will want access to the indoors,” she added.
“If you have a fan, tiled floors will help them stay cool.”
Dr. Gaines continued by explaining what people should do if they notice a distressed animal trapped inside. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”