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Keeping your pets happy and healthy this summer

Here are our tips on keeping your cats and dogs happy and healthy this summer.

Pets in hot weather

Avoid leaving all pets in parked cars, conservatories, greenhouses or caravan's. Temperatures can quickly rise to 47C (117F) which can result in death.

Ensure pets always have access to shade and fresh drinking water.

Sun protection

Just because your pet has a coat of fur, it doesn't mean that it is protected from the suns rays. If you have a pet that has fair skin, white or pale ginger fur, or even a pet with any white on their face, ears or nose, it is important to remember to use a safe and suitable sunscreen when they go outside between April and October, even on cloudy days. 

Dogs die in hot cars

Never leave your dog alone in a car on a warm day. If you see a dog in distress in a hot car, dial 999. 

Leaving the window open a few inches or parking in the shade makes virtually no difference to the temperature inside the car. A car can become as hot as an oven very quickly, even when it doesn't feel that warm. When its 22 degrees, in a car it can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within the hour. Dogs can die from heatstroke in as little as 15 minutes, and heatstroke can cause serious brain damage in a very short time. For more information, see the RSPCA's Dogs die in hot cars advice page. 

Exercising your dog

Dogs need exercise, even when it's hot, however you should never exercise your dog excessively in hot weather. We recommend walking your dog in the morning or evening when it will not burn its paws on the pavement or be at increased risk of heatstroke.

Signs of burned pads:
  • limping or refusing to walk
  • licking or chewing at the feet
  • pads darker in color
  • missing part of pad
  • blisters or redness

Holiday pet care

Whether you take your pet on holiday with you or leave them at home, consideration should be given to their welfare. It's a criminal offence to leave any animal alone without making arrangements for its welfare. For more information, see the RSPCA's going on holiday advice pages.

Published on Monday 2nd July 2018

 

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Tabby shorthaired 1 year old.Savannah is a lovely looking cat who is very active and inquisitive.She is a friendly girl who also likes to have her own freedom. Would be better suited to an older family without young children.
Black DSH male, 3 years old. Peter has a lot of character and he has been through the wars a bit in his previous life and needs some after care. He has been moved from place to place and would really love to find a caring home where he can be loved and looked after.
DSH Black female, 5-6 years old. Hettie is a very beautiful girl with a stunning jet-black coat.  She can be affectionate and playful and also has an independent side. Hettie would like an older family with no young children or other pets, that will give her the time and care that she needs to adapt to her new environment.  She is very sensitive to sudden movements and noise within the home, so would need a quiet and calm home.
Mini - Black and white DSH female, 2 years old.Nala - Tabby DSH female, 5 months oldMini and Nala are a gorgeous mother and daughter pair, who are very bonded here in the cattery, and are therefore looking for a home together. They are affectionate and sociable. Nala is a bit more confident than her mum. They can often be found cosied up together in their bed, blissful in each other's company. Nala will need close supervision on trips out to a secure garden, and would benefit from someone being home a lot of the day. Mini can have more free reign, and have free access to the garden. They will be lovely companions, a joy to have around. They need an older family with no other pets.
 
Bluebell Ridge (RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121 (11am-3pm every day except Thursdays)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline Number: 0300 1234 999

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Bluebell Ridge
(RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121
(11am-3pm every day except Thurs)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline:
0300 1234 999