DIY tips to keep your pets cool!

Help your pets stay cool when the weather’s hot…

  • Never leave animals in hot cars, conservatories, outbuildings or caravans, even if it’s just for a short while. Temperatures can quickly rise to dangerously high levels.
  • Don’t let your pet get sunburnt – use pet safe sun cream on exposed parts of their skin such as the tips of their ears and nose. If you’re unsure of the right product, please ask your vet about a pet safe sun cream.
  • Ensure pets always have access to shade and fresh drinking water to help keep them cool.
  • Dogs may also appreciate a paddling pool to splash around in! Alternatively, soaking a wet towel and draping it on them or letting them lay on it, can also instantly help cool down your pet dog.
  • Don’t shut your cat away – always check sheds, greenhouses and summerhouses before closing them up. Cats can find their way inside if they’re looking for a cosy spot, but can get too hot or dehydrated if trapped!
  • Set up shaded, well ventilated areas for your pet…. and a fan if possible!
  • Putting ice cubes into your cat or dog’s water bowl is another fantastic idea.
  • We also recommend walking your pet in the morning or evening to avoid burning their paws on the pavement and to avoid heat stroke – no walk is better than a dangerous walk!
  • You can purchase a cooling vest online with us here: please note we have many sizes available, not just medium!!


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