Summer tips to keep pooch cool

During the current heat wave, it is important that all animals are kept cool to prevent discomfort and serious health problems. So, keep your pet hydrated and avoid the midday sun to make sure they stay safe in the summer months.

IANS| Last Updated: Jul 05, 2015, 18:53 PM IST

London:During the current heat wave, it is important that all animals are kept cool to prevent discomfort and serious health problems. So, keep your pet hydrated and avoid the midday sun to make sure they stay safe in the summer months.

Antoine Chabassol from Pawsomebox, a gift box subscription service, provides a few tips, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

* When leaving your pets at home for the day, leave out a substantial number of water bowls on the floor to make sure your furry friend has a refreshing drink.

* If you're going out with your pet in tow, take portable water bowls and bottles of water with you to ensure that you can give them regular drinks.

* If you have a dog, don't choose to walk them in the midday sun, take them out early morning or late evening as pavements can get very hot during the day which can be painful for animals to walk on.

* For pets that are kept in a cage, ensure that they have plenty of water and shade and be extra vigilant at keeping their environment clean as the warmer weather increases the risk of potentially fatal health conditions.

* Never leave your pet in a car as the risk of heat stroke is extremely high and can have devastating consequences on the animal.