How To Take Care Of Your Pets During The Summer Heatwave

2016-12-05 06:43:17Z
Zoe Pana
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Summer has well and truly hit Aus and while we’re all rushing for ice blocks and sunscreen, let’s be real, our pets are who we’re most concerned about. 

The RSPCA’s former NSW Chief Vet and current Chief Veterinary Officer of PetSure Australia, Dr. Mandolin Awad, recently told 

“Just as you wouldn’t go for a run in the heat of the day, don’t do that to your pets. If you’re feeling the heat your pet will too.

“The biggest mistake is leaving the dog in a hot car. If you’re going up the road you probably don’t need to take the dog.

“There’s no ventilation, it gets hot really quickly and they can die within minutes. It happens a lot.”

If you find your pet is in distress (vomiting, diarrhoea or even seizure), Dr. Awad suggests to “take them to shade, offer water and cool them down by wrapping them in towels soaked in cool water. (not icy water)” 

Stay safe this summer, everybody! 

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