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Tips to Keep Your Pets Cool in Summer

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Tips to Keep Your Pets Cool in Summer

  1. Put our extra bowls of water in case one is accidentally tipped over.
  2. Ice cubes in water bowls.
  3. Use shade cloths or outdoor umbrellas to create extra shade.
  4. Takeaway containers filled with beef/chicken stock, frozen overnight and given to outdoor animals.
  5. Paddling pools filled with water.
  6. Walk your dog in the early morning or late evening to avoid the heat of the day.
  7. Let your outdoor animals come inside and share the air conditioning.

 

Know the Signs of Heat Stress:

  • Panting
  • Restlessness
  • Dehydration
  • Excessive drooling
  • Gum colour may become brick red, then purple or blue
  • Increased body temperature
  • Distress breathing
  • Increased heart rate
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Mental status changes
  • Muscle tremors
  • Wobbly, weakness, staggering, unable to walk
  • Seizures,
  • Coma
  • Death

If you think your pet is suffering from heat stroke, please call Animal Accident & Emergency or contact your local vet without delay.

 

Essendon Fields: (03) 9379 0700

Point Cook: (03) 8368 7400

 

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