Keep pets cool during the heat wave by providing shade and fresh water at all times. Never leave pets in unventilated cars or conservatories and save walks and play for the cooler times of day. Heat exhaustion and dehydration can be life threatening if not recognised and treated quickly. Important signs to watch for are:

Excessive panting and restlessness

The skin on the back of the neck not springing back into place when pulled up into a fold

Vomiting and collapse

If you suspect your dog to be dehydrated, call your vet immediately and try to keep the dog cool by hosing them down, covering them in wet towels or showering with water and fanning them to aid evaporation and cooling. Emergency veterinary treatment for a seriously dehydrated pet will involve placing the animal on a drip for several hours to replace lost fluids and support the main internal organs.

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