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Keeping your pets happy and healthy this Summer

Here are our tips on keeping your cats and dogs happy and healthy this summer.

Pets in hot weather

Avoid leaving all pets in parked cars, conservatories, greenhouses or caravan's. Temperatures can quickly rise to 47C (117F) which can result in death.

Ensure pets always have access to shade and fresh drinking water.

Sun protection

Just because your pet has a coat of fur, it doesn't mean that it is protected from the suns rays. If you have a pet that has fair skin, white or pale ginger fur, or even a pet with any white on their face, ears or nose, it is important to remember to use a safe and suitable sunscreen when they go outside between April and October, even on cloudy days. 

Dogs die in hot cars

Never leave your dog alone in a car on a warm day. If you see a dog in distress in a hot car, dial 999. 

Leaving the window open a few inches or parking in the shade makes virtually no difference to the temperature inside the car. A car can become as hot as an oven very quickly, even when it doesn't feel that warm. When its 22 degrees, in a car it can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within the hour. Dogs can die from heatstroke in as little as 15 minutes, and heatstroke can cause serious brain damage in a very short time. For more information, see the RSPCA's Dogs die in hot cars advice page. 

Exercising your dog

Dogs need exercise, even when it's hot, however you should never exercise your dog excessively in hot weather. We recommend walking your dog in the morning or evening when it will not burn its paws on the pavement or be at increased risk of heatstroke.

Signs of burned pads:
  • limping or refusing to walk
  • licking or chewing at the feet
  • pads darker in color
  • missing part of pad
  • blisters or redness

Holiday pet care

Whether you take your pet on holiday with you or leave them at home, consideration should be given to their welfare. It's a criminal offence to leave any animal alone without making arrangements for its welfare. For more information, see the RSPCA's going on holiday advice pages.

Published on Monday 12th June 2017

 

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Tortie Female, 11 years old approx. Tabitha is a very loving girl with lots of love to give. She likes to sit on your lap and enjoys human company and loves to be groomed. She often meows to greet you and invites you to give her a fuss. Although she is a creature of habit and likes her routine, she is looking forward to fitting into a lovely new home, with a nice garden to sunbathe in. She came to us after her owner sadly passed away. When she arrived, she was quite hairless and sore, but with regular flea treatment and TLC, she is now looking great, with the thickest coat in the cattery.
Black DSLH, female, 2 years old approx.Midnight is a beautiful girl with a heart of gold. She is very gentle and affectionate. She also loves to play and can be very energetic. She is looking for a loving new family who can offer her the companionship she craves. She would be better as the only cat, so she can lap up all of the attention. She's been with us a little while now but we can't understand why as she is such a charming little cat. She's watched all her kittens go off to their happy new homes and is still waiting for her turn.
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Bluebell Ridge (RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121 (11:30am-3pm every day except Thursdays)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline Number: 0300 1234 999

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Bluebell Ridge
(RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121
(12pm-3pm every day except Thurs)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline:
0300 1234 999