How to keep your dog safe in the heatwave – top tips from Merseyside pet experts
1 year ago
It is forecast to be the hottest day of the year with temperatures reaching up to 27c in Liverpool and while this is great news for some it can be dangerous for our pets.
It is confusing as a dog parent. You want to enjoy the day with your best friend and make sure they get their daily exercise and fun, but it is crucial to follow some basic safety tips.
So, while it is tempting to head to the beach or the waterfront today with your dog please be careful.
Remember, a dog won’t get seriously ill they miss one walk but they could get very sick if they suffer heat stroke.
Here Merseyside based pet company PetExx bring you’re their tips on keeping your best friends safe in the heatwave.
Walk your dogs outside the heat of the day
Try to get out before 11am or after 6pm when the heat of the sun isn’t as strong. Always carry water with you on walks to make sure your dog stays hydrated.
Seek the shade at all times
If you are out for a walk or at home. Shut your curtains, invest in a fan and if your pets do go outside try to encourage them to keep out of the sun. Never leave your dogs outside on a hot day unsupervised.
Beware giving your dogs ice cubes
They can damage their teeth and can be a choking hazard. If you want to give them ice cubes, make sure they are small and that you are supervising them. And never give ice cubes to your dog if you suspect they are suffering from heat stroke, seek vet treatment straight away. Better to ensure there is fresh water in their bowl at all times.
Consider natural supplements
PetExx Energy Boost is an easy to feed paste that contains Green Tea, B Vitamins and Amino Acids, specially formulated to provide an immediate energy increase. You can add it to food or feed it directly to your cat or dog and it is great to help prevent dehydration.
Water, water, water
Remember water isn’t just for drinking. Fill a paddling pool for your dogs, take them swimming in the sea or a local stream, in the evening or early morning, turn the hose pipe on.
Always seek the advice of your vet is you are worried your dog or cat might have heat stroke.