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Dogs and cats in the heat

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ad_1980, Jul 4, 2009.


  1. ad_1980

    ad_1980 PetForums VIP

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    I know its been mentioned already in the dog health and nutrition forum but here's something else my sister sent me and i think there's a bit about cats too.

    How to keep pets cool on hot days | Life and style | guardian.co.uk

    I don't know what other pets it mentions i didn't go through all of it but thought i'd post it here - i'm not going through all animal forums!
     
  2. 0nyxx

    0nyxx PetForums VIP

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    Most of it is common sense but it's nice to see a paper actually printing a checklist/ advice list for pets in hot weather.

    Iv'e kept all down stairs blinds tilted, & windows so far open (have 2 indoor cats so have to make sure they can't escape) also had 2 large fans on rotate going in the living room & in the kitchen, so it's cool indoors., & left one running all night where the dogs sleep.

    Have also got 2 old kids calm pits I fill with water so they can lay in it if they want, & used the hose on spray too coll them too, because my 3 biggest dogs are black they've only been out 10 mins at a time during the day, but once it gets to dusk & it's cooler they come & go in the garden as they please.

    The older 2 cats come & go as they please, but ive a shaded area at the bottom of my garden where it's cool they love laying under the bushes there.

    Our 2 staffs have been much the same only out for 10 mins at a time, & kept coll under a fan, thankfully so far we've managed without too many problems Im just keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't get this hot again EVER !!!
     
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