FECAVA Summer Advice for responsible pet owners

Your pet should always have access to fresh drinking water and shade.


Know the signs of overheating/heatstroke in pets (heavy panting, excessive drooling, dry, bright red gums, labored and noisy breathing, wobbly legs, vomiting)


Animals with short faces, like Pugs, Bulldogs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heatstroke


Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle


Animals can get sunburns too!


Plan your walks early in the morning and in the late evening and avoid strenuous exercise


Avoid walking your dog on hot sand or pavements


Make sure your dog is protected from parasites like fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies


Make sure your dog is wearing identification


Keep your dog supervised at barbeque parties


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