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How to keep small animals cool in the summer

…ice or alcohol on the animal as this can make heat stroke worse Contact your veterinarian An episode of heat stroke can predispose animals to future problems with heat stress….

Is your dog extra sensitive to hot weather?


…coats A dog’s coat captures air and acts as an insulator trapping heat in the winter and deflecting heat in the summer. Dog breeds such as Labradors, huskies, shepherds and…

Keep pets cool in the summer heat

…the chances of your pet getting heatstroke. Outdoor excursions: When hiking, camping, or going to the beach, make sure you bring along a water bowl and water for your pet…

Pet care and behaviour help topics

heat every three weeks between January and November. Female cats in heat can howl relentlessly, may try to escape to mate, spray or urinate inappropriately and attract unwanted male cats….

​How will spaying or neutering help my pet?

…Spaying ends the heat cycle in females Heat cycles are usually twice a year for dogs, and result in many unwanted behavioural changes including possible aggression. Cats generally go in…

How do I report animal cruelty?

…food, water, shelter, ventilation, light, space, exercise, care or veterinary treatment, (a.1) Kept in conditions that are unsanitary, (a.2) Not protected from excessive heat or cold, (b) Injured, sick, in…

Animal cruelty help topics

…Kept in conditions that are unsanitary, (a.2) Not protected from excessive heat or cold, (b) Injured, sick, in pain or suffering, or (c) Abused or neglected. Get more information on…

Hot paws in the city

small dog on hot sidewalk in summer

…on a warm day. Cats and dogs have sensitive paw pads that become vulnerable in the heat. Surfaces such as pavement, asphalt and artificial grass can become searingly hot causing…

Three tips for a bird-friendly backyard

…dissipate heat), puff up their feathers, flutter their wings, take a splash, or simply seek shade. During the hottest months of the year, you can help birds beat the heat