Everyone enjoys Summer, but none of us like it when the mercury peaks above 40. Since we’ve been experiencing more and more flash heat waves over the years we thought it was time to prepare you for the next one. Here’s a guide for helping your pets through the Summer heat.
Provide shade for peace of mind
A lot of pets still enjoy a stint outdoors even when it’s hot. If you’ll be leaving them home alone while you’re at work you can’t guarantee they won’t sneak out the dog door to explore. Making sure there’s plenty of shady awnings and trees in your backyard will put your mind at ease knowing they have some refuge from the heat.
Lots of water and a friendly supervisor
Sharon Moore, from Petcarers Victoria, is passionate about all animals and keeping them safe. Here’s how she helps her furry friends handle a hot day.
“Provide multiple water sources: dogs paddle in their water bowls to stay cool, pets drink more than normal, bowls get tipped over, and water evaporates in the heat.
Ask a friend or neighbour to check on them throughout the day: They can top up water bowls, put large ice blocks in to keep them cool or put frozen water bottles in with hutch animals.”
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