Helping Our Pets Avoid Heat Stroke
Many of our pets love the sunshine but that feeling of warmth as they soak in the rays can soon lead to heat stroke and even sunburn if we are not careful. Whether they are guinea pigs, hamsters, fish, birds, cats, dogs, rabbits, donkeys or horses, etc., keeping our animals safe and comfortable in hot weather isn’t always easy but we hope the ideas in our July/August 2022 feature will help.
Meanwhile, here are some top tips.
Top Tips for Sunny Days
If you see an animal in a hot car, call the police or, if it’s at a retail outlet, contact security immediately. You could be at risk of a fine if you break a window yourself or act without authorisation. However, it’s not just cars. Conservatories and caravans can be a death trap for any animal. It might be 22°C outside but the temperature inside can quickly rise to around 47°C, and that’s a risk to life.
First published in the Jul/Aug 2022 issue of The Local Buzz