GREAT IDEAS TO KEEP YOUR PETS COOL 😎 - bring your pets inside to avoid heat stroke and dehydration.
- if your pet has to be outside then ensure they have a couple of shady places to stay in and add extra deep water dishes in these shady places. - provide a shallow bath of cool water in the shade for them. Using kids pools like the clam shells are a good idea. -move rabbit and guinea pig hutches in a shady place, if you don’t have an indoor cage. - ensure your pet has extra water dishes around to encourage your pet to stay hydrated. -ensure your pets water is fresh and cool, be sure to change them throughout the day as required. - when feeding your pets on hot days add some extra water to their wet food to ensure they are getting adequate water intake for the day. - if you have pocket pets like guinea pigs or rabbits a good way too keep them cool is too place a cool freezer ice block inside an old sock and put inside their cages for them to sit on and keep cool. Ensure the sock or material you use covers the whole ice block to protect your pets skin and comfort. (Esky cooler blocks are great for this, and your local BBQS Galore store or a camping store will sell these esky ice blocks in different sizes.) - lightly mist your feathered bird friends and insects throughout the day with cool water. - place suitable pet treats inside an ice cube container with water and give to your pets throughout the day to keep them hydrated. -Perhaps put an appropriate cat or dog toy in shallow bowl of water and supervise them as they play with it. For example if a cat or dog uses their paws to flick a toy in the water, this helps cool their paw pads down which in turn helps keep their body temperature cooler, as the paw pads contain their sweat glands. - place a small thin cotton blanket or mat, (like the cotton blankets we sell at @connectiveinstincts in the fridge for 5 minutes to cool and place in the area for your pet to sit at. Repeat as required.
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