How to keep your pets safe in heat

panting dogSummer months can be uncomfortable, even dangerous for pets and humans. Most pets can find it difficult to cope with rising temperatures and thick humidity during the summer, so that’s why it is very important to keep pets safe and cool during these months. The Humane Society International has some great tips and articles on this subject.

It is important to provide ample shade and to limit your pet’s activity during the hottest hours of the day. Don’t even think about living your dog in a hot car. Every year dogs suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a hot car even for a few minutes. On a 90-degree day your car can reach inside temperature of well over 130 degrees. According to PETA, animals can sustain brain damage or even die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes. Coping with heat can be extra tough for dogs as they can only cool themselves down by panting and by sweating through their paw pads.

Keep pets safe with our silicon water bowls
Keep pets safe with our silicon water bowls

Every time your dog is outside for a walk or play make sure that there is a shade nearby and access to plenty of cold water. You can also speed cooling down your pet by wetting it’s coat. Here is a link to our range of silicon water bowl which easy to carry with you and will help you keep pets safe during hot summer days.

If you come across pets locked in a car and there are no open windows or the windows are not open enough for fresh air to circulate in the car contact the police or the RSPCA and wait for them to arrive if possible.