Tips to protect your pet from the heat
During this season, you should avoid sudden temperature changes for your pet, specially if you have fish or reptiles - Photo: Esteban Felix/AP

Tips to protect your pet from the heat

20/02/2019
12:51
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Mexico City
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Today we bring you a list of recommendations that can help your little hairy friend survive

Do you have a pet but are not sure how to protect it from the heat wave that has struck most of the Mexican territory? Today we bring you a list of recommendations that can help your little hairy friend survive.

The government of Mexico City has offered some tips such as:

1- Walk your pet at a time when the heat is less intense.

2- Under no circumstances should you leave your creature in the car, not even in the shade, nor should you leave it tied down outside your home or in a rooftop.

3- Refresh your friend with a bath and make sure that it stays hydrated.

4- Leave your pet to rest in a cool, shaded environment.

5- Trim its hair, though not too much because it is meant to protect them from sunburns.

6- Avoid sudden temperature changes if you have fish or reptiles.

7- Take it to the vet if it has vomiting or diarrhea.

How to tell if your pet is suffering from heat exhaustion?

1- It pants rapidly and intensely.

2- Its footpads are humid.

3- It seems aloof.

4- It can’t walk in a straight line.

What to do if your pet is suffering from heat exhaustion?

1- Put their paws in water.

2- Place a damp cloth on their nose or in another hairless area.

3- Give it water and lower its body temperature gradually. Do NOT use ice water.
 

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