Tips & Tricks: Keeping pets safe during a heatwave by PDSA

Excellent advice!


Hi everyone,

Please find some important tips from the vets over at the PDSA team for the current heatwave. (At least we have one here in the UK :o)

Pets can’t tell us when they’re too hot or uncomfortable in their fur coats, so it’s important for us to ensure they remain happy and healthy in the heat.  PDSA Vet Vicki Larkham has put together ten top tips for pet owners:

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  1. Never leave pets in cars, conservatories or caravans. Not even for just a few minutes. Even on a cloudy day the temperature can rise very quickly, and you may end up being away for longer than you anticipated. Heatstroke can be fatal and every year we hear sad stories of pets that have died. For more information see the national campaign Dogs Die in Hot Cars.
  2. Provide plenty of fresh, clean water. Pets need constant access to this, so…

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6 thoughts on “Tips & Tricks: Keeping pets safe during a heatwave by PDSA

    • I think people need to be reminded of this regularly and every year. I see people leave pets out in hot weather, with little water, and I want to knock their heads till they understand this is stupid and potentially fatal to their pets…!

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      • I think the authorities should license people to have poets, not the other way around. There should be a course they have to pass on basic needs of specific animals. Then, quadruple the fines for neglecting pets because there would be no ignorance of the things the people failed to provide the animals concerned. (You don’t want to elect me dictator!)

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  1. I talk to mine all the time she tell me what she needs you just have to be able to know what they are saying
    Anyone who would leave a pet in a car,would do the same…………
    It just takes common sense
    But sense is not that common anymore
    Thanks for the infro
    As always Sheldon


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