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Cool Down your Pets

Cool Down your PetsRock Sulphur for Pets.

Did you know that by adding a small lump of rock sulphur to your dog or cats drinking water it will thin their blood slightly, which will improve circulation and cool your pets down!  BRRRRRRRilliant.  Available in store at Scampers.

Top tips for warm weather

Your dog should always be able to move into a cooler, ventilated environment if he/she is feeling hot.

Never leave your dog alone in a car. If you want to take your dog with you on a car journey, make sure that your destination is dog-friendly – you won’t be able to leave your dog in the car and you don’t want your day out to be ruined!
 
If you have to leave your dog outside, you must provide a cool shady spot where he/she can escape from the sun at all times of the day.
 
Make sure your dog always has a good supply of drinking water, in a weighted bowl that can’t be knocked over. Carry water with you on hot days and give your dog frequent small amounts.
 
Never leave your dog in a glass conservatory or a caravan. Even if it is cloudy when you leave, the sun may come out later in the day and make it unbearably hot.
 
Groom your dog regularly to get rid of excess hair. Give long-coated breeds a haircut at the start of the summer, and later in the season, if necessary.
 
Dogs need exercise - even when it is hot. Walk your dog early in the morning or later in the evening. Never allow your dog to exercise excessively in hot weather.  The best summer exercise is to take your dog swimming!  To see our range of floating toys and life jackets, pop into Scampers and ask to speak to one of our Pet Care Advisors who will happily get you both ready for that first dip
 
Dogs can get sunburned too – particularly those with light-coloured noses or light-coloured fur on their ears.


The above information is kindly supplied by the RSPCA.
 

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