It’s hot this Saturday, June 18th! With maximum temperatures expected of 31.4ºC in Aisne, 33.2ºC in Beauvais or another 33.6ºC in Amiens, mercury climbs at the weekend.
Drink water regularly, try to keep your home as cool as possible, avoid exposure to the sun … these are the rules known to humans.
But what to do when you have a dog, a cat, or any other pet? Here are some tips to help your faithful companion withstand the heat.
1 / Choose the right times and places to walk
This may seem like a good idea, but there may be a sidewalk, bitumen, or other flooring that keeps the heat between your home and your favorite dog park. Remember that your dog’s paw pads are fragile. To avoid any burns, pay attention to the type of floor on which it walks.
As for the hours of departure, Geo reminds us that the walks are all the more appreciable and beneficial for you and your pet early in the morning – in the cool, before 9 o’clock – or in the evening, after 18 o’clock.
The rest of the time, whether it’s a dog or a cat, leave it cool in your home. You can, «
arrange a corner for it in the shade
“, Proposes Europe 1.
2 / Pay attention to hydration
Dehydration lurks in your pet just like you. So think about making a bowl of fresh water available, or even several, and you should be absent, note the Peta association.
It’s not the only solution: give food ”
Like the pâtés, made it possible to quench the thirst of the animal.
To keep the space cool, they can also leave a damp cloth to sleep on.
3 / Remèdes anti-heat stroke
Does a dog or cat breathe too fast? Gums that blush? Blue or white babines? This is an emergency trip to the vet. Your pet is the victim of a heat stroke!
To limit the risk of arrival, you can, in addition to the above tips, go through the chat to withdraw poils prêts à tomber and avoid a cocotte-minute effect. For dogs, depending on the breed, think about cutting their hair a little for the same reasons.
And most importantly, be careful never, ever, leave your animal in your vehicle.
4 / And with the new pets?
Gathered under the name NAC – New Pets – hamsters, snakes, smiles can also be victims of the heat if one does not pay attention to them.
Start by not moving their cage away from the windows, close the shutters. Add a damp napkin around the cage.
5 / No pets? Help the wild animals
Little birds, hedgehogs … so many little wildlife that can also suffer from the heat. BFM TV has taken up the recommendations of the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO). Thus, you can simply leave gamelle d’eau, shallow. Important detail: place it in a clear place and ”
safe from potential predators
Remember to place this bowl in the shade as much as possible.