Sunday, May 13, 2012
HOT, hot, hot - watch out pooches keep cool !
* Walk your dog in the morning and evening when the weather is cooler and make sure shady spots and drinking water are available.
* Clip the fur of particularly hairy hounds (like me) and apply canine sun cream to areas most likely to burn: ears, nose, and belly. Human suncream can be toxic so buy a special pet version from your local pet shop.
* Be extra vigilant with older and overweight dogs as they are more prone to overheat. In a real emergency wet your dog thoroughly and use a household fan to blow cool air over their head and body. Seek urgent veterinary attention.
If your dog shows signs of distress – such as excessive panting, blueness of the tongue or collapse contact your local vet immediately.
So please watch out for us pooches in the heat..!