Monthly Archives: June 2022
June 27, 2022
We have seen some exceptionally hot weather this year so it is important that we look after our dogs to minimise the risk of heatstroke.
If dogs get too hot and are unable to reduce their body temperature by panting they can easily get heatstroke. Which can be fatal. Some dogs are more prone including very young or old dogs, dogs with thick coats or dogs with short, flat faces such as Pugs and Boxers.
The five signs to look out for are:
Is the dog panting heavily?
Is the dog drooling excessively?
Does the dog appear lethargic, drowsy or uncoordinated?
Is the dog vomiting?
Has the dog collapsed?
If your dog is showing these symptoms you need
June 27, 2022
With all this glorious sunny weather our pets will be eager to spend more time outdoors ‘catching some rays’. But they are not the only ones…fleas love the summer months and thrive outdoors!
Summertime is rife for fleas - with the warmth and moisture in the air, they can rapidly multiply, going from egg to adult in just 14 days. The milder winter also means that plenty of fleas will have survived outdoors, adding to the explosion of them that we see at this time of year.
Wildlife such as foxes, birds and hedgehogs will be teeming with adult fleas. An inquisitive cat or dog that gets too close to a slumbering hedgehog could get more than just a prickle on the nose, as a flea may take the opportunity to try a new host – your pet!
With all this fine weather, you can guarantee there will be plenty of doggy friends out and about and ample opportu