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My Pet Matters

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  • How do cats survive a fall from great heights?

    How do cats survive a fall from great heights?

  • Doggie paddles: 10 of the best dog-friendly beaches in the UK

    Doggie paddles: 10 of the best dog-friendly beaches in the UK

  • Pet owners issued £500 fine warning as new law set to come into force

    Pet owners issued £500 fine warning as new law set to come into force

  • Dog owners stride out for walkies to help charity

    Dog owners stride out for walkies to help charity

  • Dogs can understand the meaning of nouns, new research finds

    Dogs can understand the meaning of nouns, new research finds

Summer Pet Safety Tips

  • Exercise your dog early in the morning or late at night.

    Since these are the cooler parts of the day, this will make the
    walk more comfortable for both you and your dog. I'm a believer
    in vigorous exercise for healthy dogs, but this is the time of year
    to back off on exercise intensity.

  • Use doggie boots.

    You can find these at your local pet supply store. If you can't
    walk your dog during the early and later hours of the day, this is
    a good way of protecting him. Heat rises from the ground,
    especially on surfaces like cement and asphalt, and dogs absorb
    and release heat through their feet. Just like boots prevent the
    dog from absorbing the cold in the winter, they also isolate heat.

  • Keep your dog hydrated!

    Different dogs have different needs when battling the heat. Keep
    in mind that darker coats absorb more heat than lighter coats.
    Also, overweight dogs are at higher risk for dehydration. Carry a
    bottle of water when going on a walk with your dog. Better yet
    have your dog carry it for you in a backpack or a vest! The water
    in the bottles will keep the dog cooler and also give the dog a
    sense of purpose.

  • Keep your dog in the shade

    Don't have air conditioning? No problem! Find a spot in the
    shade and set up a kiddie pool. Lay down a wet towel for your
    dog to lie on. Or simply set up a fan in front of a pan of ice.