We all love summer … Make sure your dog enjoys summer too!

Provide:

  • Shade
  • Plenty of clean fresh water.

Avoid:

  • Don’t exercise your dog in the heat of the day.
  • Remember if the pavement is too hot for you to rest your hand on then it is too hot for your dog to walk on!
  • NEVER leave your dog unattended in a car!

And watch for signs of heat stress like:terrier_with_water

  • excess salivation;
  • panting;
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea;
  • fatigue;
  • and muscular tremors.

 

Tips for a cooler pet:

  • Kids wading pools are a great way for your dog to cool off on a hot day.
  • Freeze a plastic bottle of water and let your dog play with it.
  • Wet towels for your dog to lay on.
  • Fill a bowl with ice cubes.
  • Protect your dogs from biting summer flies and mosquitos.
  • Give your dog a summer clip and keep their coats clean and free of grass seeds.

If you are concerned your dog is suffering heat stress contact your vet immediately at
Warrnambool Veterinary on 5561 2255.