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Pet Safety

Dogs don’t sweat like humans and can suffer heatstroke far more easily.

Please keep your pet safe this summer. Dogs don’t sweat like humans and can suffer heatstroke far more easily.

  • Exercise your dog either early in the morning or late in the day when it is cool. All dogs, especially flat faced breeds can overheat quickly.
  • Check the temperature of the ground or sand because if it’s too hot to touch, then it’s too hot for their paws.
  • Provide fresh water daily. Clam shell pools and doggy ice treats/home alone toys are great fun, keeps them cool and provides mental enrichment.
  • Ensure your dog has shelter and shade always.
  • Never walk your dog when the temperature is over 30’c their paws burn on hot pavement and hot sand.
  • Never leave your dog in a parked car on a warm day. Even on a cool day, the temperature in the car is much hotter than outside and can lead to brain damage or death.

Signs of Heatstroke

Muddy pink gums (instead of bright pink), Heavy panting with occasional frothing at the mouth, disorientation, excessive increased heart rate, vomiting and weakness.