At Oscar we understand how important your pet and their health
is to you. For that reason we have put together some tips to
help you and your pet enjoy a fun-filled, safe and happy time
throughout the summer months.
We’re all aware of the dangers of leaving beloved pets in hot
cars. Yet, every year, we continue to hear of dogs suffering
needlessly because of being abandoned in a closed car. Even a few
moments can leave your dog suffering. The best advice we can give
is never to leave them in the car. Plan ahead and take your dog
with you rather than leaving them trapped in your car.
Dogs, cats and small animals can easily over heat in hot
weather. Make sure you can recognise the signs of overheating
•In serious cases: vomiting & diarrhoea
If your pet shows any of these signs, you must contact your
veterinary practice immediately.
•Hot weather brings along an increase in the numbers of
insects, such as flea’s, worms or ticks which can cause problems.
Prevention is better than cure and Oscar can supply you with all
the right treatments to keep the bugs away.
•Grooming - in the summer you need to pay extra attention to
brushing and combing your pet’s coat. Removing any loose hair and
tangles will help them to feel clean and fresh.
•Water – plenty of it! Always make sure that their water
bowls are full of fresh, clean, cool water. Never go out for a walk
without taking water with you.
•Keep your pet in the shade or in a cool area at all times -
overheating is dangerous.
•Pets with pale skin really do need to wear a sun block –
especially on their nose and ears.
•Heat exhaustion is a little like sunstroke – if your pet is
panting excessively, drooling and restless you must slowly cool it
down and then go to the vet.
•Timing your walks to the early morning or evening when it is
coolest, means that you can introduce more vigorous exercise, such
as retrieve games, allowing your pet to exercise without over
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