Surviving summer with Blue Cross
With summer here and temperatures set to soar, make sure you to take a look at our advice for keeping your pet cool and safe over the next few months.
- Always have plenty of clean water available, large dog bowls filled to the brim are best for cats. Don’t forget to take fresh water to the beach for dogs. A salt lick will help horses replace nutrients lost through sweating and give smaller pets pieces of apple or celery for added moisture.
- Keep rabbits and smaller animals and their homes clean. Warm weather means more flies and maggots can lead to ‘Flystrike’, a common but fatal condition in small animals.
- Help pets find shady spots – indoors and out. Pale coloured animals are prone to skin cancer if they spend too much time in the sun, just like people.
- Never leave pets in a car or enclosed warm spaces. Just a few minutes, even with an open window, can be fatal to animals.