Summer is here and don’t we know it!
Keep your dog cool in hot weather:
Encourage them to stay in shaded areas, away from direct sunlight.
Put down damp towels for them to lie on.
Fill a hot water bottle with cold water, but keep an eye out for any signs of chewing as the material could be harmful if swallowed.
Put the garden sprinkler on.
Keep a paddling pool in the shade for them to splash about in.
Try and avoid taking your dog out in the midday sun. Early morning or evening walks will be cooler and more pleasant for your best friend and you.
Just like humans, dogs are at risk of burning in the sun if they are not protected, especially lightly coloured or thinly coated dogs. Specially formulated sun cream for dogs is available at most pet shops.
Hot surfaces, particularly sand or tarmac can really hurt your dog’s foot pads. If these surfaces feel too hot for you, it will be too hot for your dog.
Never Leave Dogs In Cars
Leaving a dog alone in a hot car can be fatal. Even when parked in the shade with the windows open, dogs can become distressed very quickly. Make sure you always have a plan so your dog isn’t left alone in the car or any other enclosed spaces.
Act fast if you think your dog has heatstroke. Take them to a cool, shaded area. Apply towels soaked in cold water to their head, neck and chest and let them drink water or lick an ice cube. Never place them directly into ice cold water or give them too much to drink as they may go into shock. Contact your vet as soon as possible.
It is important to ensure your dog has access to plenty of clean drinking water all year round, but especially during the summer. If you’re out and about with your dog, ensure you always have a bottle of water and a bowl for them.
Dogs available for adoption.
Boss – mixed breed. DOB: 01/02/19
He is a big lad who walks beautifully on a lead. He was very upset in the shelter as he appears used to having a home. The other dogs do stress him out, so he needs his own space and a family again.
Flipper -Pastor Belgian Cross.DOB: 01/03/2015
He is good with cats and has a lovely thick coat. He is quite strong and is excitable walking with other dogs but shows no sign of aggression. Flipper is affectionate, but sad looking, so he really needs a home.
Please use the ‘Friends and Family’ option so we get the full donation. Donations accepted in Euros and Sterling. Any donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.
Contact the shelter via Facebook Los Infiernos Protectora Supporters, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dog walkers are always needed. Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat mornings from 9am-1pm.
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad. – Robert Wagner