Coping in hot, summer weather
|Author: Roger Heywood||Published: 7th August 2009 15:55|
Temperatures have reached over 30 degrees in some areas of the UK this week and the Met Office issued a 'heat health' warning. Although it may be cooler over the weekend, they have some advice to help you, your family and your pets keep cool.
Dog in a Paddling Pool.
Here are a few ideas:-
As you can see above its not just us humans that get hot, its our pets as well. You can buy a cheap paddling pool for your dogs to cool down in after their walk. What a treat ! Also make sure your animals water bowls are topped up - they need water too.
Keep windows closed during the day with your curtains drawn during the day and open windows ( if it is secure ) through the night.
Spend time indoors between 11.00am - 3.00pm.
Drink plenty of water - it is better for you at room temperature rather than ice cold.
Do not leave animals or children in cars - this is extremely dangerous.
For further advice please see http://www.nhsdirect.co.uk/ or http://www.rspca.org.uk/
Please feel welcome to leave your ideas and tips in the comments section below.