Tips to keep your pet cool in the heat

25/11/2020

With temperatures set to be extremely hot in some areas of Australia this week it’s important to keep your pets cool.

Here are some tips for pet owners:

  • Ensure your pet has access to shade and enough space to move around
  • Ensure your pet has fresh water in large containers. Water intake is double in high temperatures and humidity
  • Increase air flow if your pet is inside
  • Never leave your pet in a parked car
  • Avoid moving or exercising animals in peak day time temperatures
  • Ensure they are still fed twice a day (morning and early evening)
  • Try making frozen treats and leave them out for your pet on hot days
  • Provide your pet with a wet-down facility. You can use a sprinkler or wet towel on the floor.

If you think your pet is suffering from the heat:

  • Contact your local vet
  • Cool your pet down slowly using a hose, sprinkler or fan. Do not use ice cold water.

Hot weather can bring an increased risk of bushfires. So be prepared and plan early to protect your pet in a disaster.

Download our free checklist at protectyourpet.org.au today.  

Image: Nicolas Axelrod

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