Your Pets and the Summer Holiday Season

Tips for the hot weather and your pets

  • Dogs pant to try and cool down but excessive panting can cause their body temperature to rise rapidly causing them to overheat
  • Try to bring pets inside. Don't leave them in sheds or garages. Water bottles filled with water and frozen and left in their beds can help keep dogs keep cool
  • If you do need to leave your pets outside, make sure that they have plenty of cold water with ice cubes and shady spots in which to rest, such as under trees or tarps
  • Small children’s pool clams work well as a doggie pools for outside and ice cream containers filled with treats and water then freeze them
  • Be careful about taking your dog for a walk on a hot day. If you do walk your pet on a hot day, it's best to go in the early morning or evening and carry water at all times


Dogs and Loud Noises on New Year's Eve