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Dogs Owners Warned About Hot Weather

With temperatures rising, the JSPCA is warning pet owners about the effects of hot weather on their furry friends.

It may seem like a lovely idea to take a dog to the beach or on a walk at lunchtime whilst the weather is nice outside and the sun is beaming.

However, the animals' shelter suggests this is dangerous for pets.

Michelle Parker says if islanders imagine walking barefoot in a fur coat in high temperatures they will feel uncomfortable.

"We always recommend walking dogs in early morning or late evening when it's slightly cooler.  It's making sure that pets are able to breathe, they're not overheating and they're not going to suffer any sort of heatstroke.

We say to people to make sure they check on guinea pigs, rabbits, anything kept out in the garden- because even in the shade the hutches can get significantly hot."

The JSPCA suggests the best things to do are making sure animals are well-hydrated with fresh water and even freezing bottles of water and wrapping them in towels to keep pets cool.

If people are concerned their pets have heatstroke the shelter's advice is to call their vet.

Credit: JSPCA Facebook

Islanders may also notice the JSPCA is advising dog owners not to shave their dogs.

Michelle explains it is because, with no fur, dogs can get sunburn.

"We recommend that you obviously groom your dog, take out a lot of the dead hair, because that will cool them down.

You can trim long-haired dogs, but never shave them."

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