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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 8th July 2019

 

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Ginger DSH, male, 14 years old approx.Ivan is a dear and sensitive gentleman who was a stray before he came to us and looked like he had to fend for himself for some time. He would like nothing more than a cosy home to call his own, and a safe spot to snuggle down. Ivan is very shy and requires a patient owner who he could learn to trust and gain confidence. Once he is comfortable, he will really enjoy a fuss and loves being brushed. He would like a quiet home with an older family and could possibly be an indoor cat in a spacious environment. His adoption fee will be reduced as we'd rather Ivan spent his senior years in a comfortable loving home.Ivan is currently in a foster home. Please ask for details.  
Tabby DSH, female, 1 year approx.Henrietta has come on such a long way with her confidence since she arrived at the cattery. With lots of TLC and trust building, she's gone from a scared little cat, too afraid to allow contact, to popping out of her pod to sit on your lap for a fuss (and a few cheeky treats). She's also started to explore the cattery a little, but comes back to us for a bit of rub round for reassurance. She's an amazing little character who, with a nurturing and committed owner or older family, will blossom and grow in confidence all the more. She's such a gentle cat, and with not a bad bone in her body, she's looking for someone to give her a second chance.
Ginger and white DLH, female, 11 years old approx.Tess is a beautiful girl with a personality to match. She is looking for a fresh start in life with someone who can shower her with love, as she so deserves. She is very loveable and enjoys snuggling up on your lap for a snooze. She would be a perfect companion for someone looking for a homely cat. Her confidence has come on leaps and bounds since she came to us. When she first arrived, she was in shock initially and was very scared of the other cats around her. Although still not keen on her feline neighbours, she's realised she's safe and this has allowed her loving nature to shine through. She would therefore really benefit from a home as only pet and without young children where she can kick back and relax. Whoever adopts this gorgeous girl will be very lucky and well rewarded.
 
Bluebell Ridge (RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121 (11am-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
(11am-3pm every day except Thurs)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline:
0300 1234 999