Tips For Hot Summer Days

We are all different. Some like it hot, some like it cold.

Hot and scorching summer days may  have an adverse effect on healthy individuals and animals with some conditions may be affected even more.

Especially animals with a heart condition, thick coated/long hair coated individuals, white cats and dogs, herbivores - bunnies, guieny pigs etc.

1. Consider to take your dog for a walk in the early morning hours (or skip a walk if even morning turns to be a hot one).

2. Provide shade for your pet

3. Keep in the coolest room in the house for the most hottest hours of the day.

4. Provide fresh water daily or even refresh twice daily.

5. Provide some kind of cooling mechanism - fan, water bath, shower, water mist, wet towels.

6. Remember white colour reflects heat - white animals cannot quite feel the heat and are more likely to stay in the hot sun shine - expose themselves to sun burn and running a risk developing sun related cancerous conditions.

7. Bunnies suffer from heat more then dogs and cats. Bunnies can suffer a heat stroke in temperatures that may be accepted by other animals. Keep the hutch away from direct sun, provide cool environment for your bunny on the days with temperatures over 25-28dg Celsia, (including in shade).

8. Call us on 03 63911737 or email us longfordvets@bigpond.com for any further inquires.