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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 12th June 2017

 

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Black and white male, 6 years old approx. Captain is a dear lad who has come on leaps and bounds since arriving here with us. He now loves a fuss and is very affectionate. When he first came in he was very nervous and would shy away from us. He may still take a little longer to get his bearings in his new home but it will be very rewarding to see him blossom, and he will become a loyal companion. Are you the special someone who can give our treasure the loving home he's been longing for?
Ginger Tabby domestic short haired male. 7 and a half years old.Hardy is a friendly vocal boy that has a lot of affection to offer. He is an independent cat however he also loves attention. He would prefer to be the only cat in the household and could possibly live with a calm dog pending further testing. He would suit an older family where he could settle and be himself.
Black DLH male, 10 years old approx.Ed is a dear soul with a very gentle nature. He loves a fuss in the safety of his pod. He is looking for a quiet home with a nurturing owner, where he can settle at his own pace. He can be a bit timid in new surroundings or situations, but he has gained in confidence since his arrival. He could possibly settle with another calm cat, subject to further testing. He came to us with a nasty abscess on his face which he is recovering well from and has been a trooper through his treatment. He really deserves a loving home after all he's been through. 
Russian Blue Ragdoll and Black DSLH, male and female. 18 months and 2 years old.Gizmo and Kira have very different characters but compliment each other well. Kira is a confident and independent girl whilst Gizmo is more cautious to start with, but on gaining his trust he is very affectionate. Both are very friendly and loving cats. Would ideally suit an older family where they can reach their full potential.  
Ginger and white DLH male, 5-6 years old.Shadow is a magnificent looking fellow with his lion haircut. He is affectionate on his terms and enjoys human company. He needs an older family setup as he can get a bit worked up at times and needs his space. He is looking for a second chance at a happily ever after since he found himself on the streets as a stray.
 
Bluebell Ridge (RSPCA) Cat Rehoming Centre
Tel: 01424 752121 (11:30am-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
(12pm-3pm every day except Thurs)
RSPCA Emergency Helpline:
0300 1234 999