Heatwave: When is it too hot to walk your dog?

Heatwave: When is it too hot to walk your dog?

In terms of doing all you can to make sure your dog is kept cool during the hot weather , Clare adds: ‘Put ice cubes into water bowls , have a paddling pool for them outside in the shade, get a fan for indoors and never ever shut a dog in the car, or a shadeless garden.

How to keep your pet safe and healthy during a heatwave

How to keep your pet safe and healthy during a heatwave

Hamster blog site Hammysworld also suggests placing the crate on a stone or tiled floor during the day if possible in order to help the animals remain cool and comfortable.

Dog owners warned of 'silent killer' as pets could be put at risk in boiling weather

Dog owners warned of 'silent killer' as pets could be put at risk in boiling weather

The RSPCA is warning owners not to even take their dogs on short walks during high temperatures (Image: GETTY)"Most people know that dogs die in hot cars, but the reality is that more than 10 times as many dogs need veterinary treatment for heat-related illness following exercise as for being overheated in cars.

Aldi launches dog ice cream to keep pups cool during the heatwave

Aldi launches dog ice cream to keep pups cool during the heatwave

Available in-store only from 16 June, Aldi is the first UK supermarket to launch its own dog-friendly ice cream – and at such a competitive price, we predict a sell-out, just like its sunshade bed .

Furs class: Italian train operator now offering ‘reserved space next to you for your dog’

Furs class: Italian train operator now offering ‘reserved space next to you for your dog’

Italo, which runs high-speed trains nationwide in competition with Italian State Railways, is telling passengers: “If your dog is medium or large in size or if you do not want [it] to travel in a pet carrier, you can select the ‘Dog’ option from the train search engine and purchase the service at an affordable price along with your ticket.“In this way you will be able to keep it comfortably next to you during the trip in a dedicated space.

Two tiny puppies dumped in cardboard box in park during Jubilee in heartbreaking scenes

Two tiny puppies dumped in cardboard box in park during Jubilee in heartbreaking scenes

Two tiny puppies dumped in cardboard box in park during Jubilee in heartbreaking scenes.Truffle is fighting for his life at a veterinary hospital (Image: RSPCA)"He contacted us and went back to the park to check on them but, sadly, the second puppy had already died.

SAS hero's new battle: Fighting vile global trade in wild animals

SAS hero's new battle: Fighting vile global trade in wild animals

Mark Billingham in Haiti, where his charity helps children living in poverty (Image: HANDOUT)The father-of-six, who is more open and engaging than his TV persona during a video call to his home in Herefordshire, explains that the global trade in ivory taken from elephants and rhinos is so lucrative the poachers are often better equipped than those guarding the animals.

Dog who disappeared during 900-mile race found three months later

Dog who disappeared during 900-mile race found three months later

Leon escaped from a checkpoint almost 150 miles into the famous 938-mile Iditarod race on March 13, with initial search efforts by the organisers and team handler Sebastien Dos Santos Borges proving unsuccessful.

Shiny but deadly – don’t throw goldfish in rivers, pet owners told

Shiny but deadly – don’t throw goldfish in rivers, pet owners told

The study was not able to gauge whether more goldfish were being released into the wild by pet owners who bought new fish during lockdown, but anecdotal reports have suggested this could be the case.“Whilst our research didn’t focus on whether this problem has got worse since lockdown, there is reason to believe that this is, or at least will be, the case,” Dickey said.

Dog owners issued warning after pet bitten on neck by venomous snake during walk

Dog owners issued warning after pet bitten on neck by venomous snake during walk

Dog owners issued warning after pet bitten on neck by venomous snake during walk.DOG owners have been issued a warning after a pet was bitten by a venomous snake during a walk.

Incredible transformation of dog rescued in heartbreaking condition before having pup

Incredible transformation of dog rescued in heartbreaking condition before having pup

Custard Cream was in a terrible state with overgrown matted fur (Image: HOPE RESCUE) Rescuers even feared for the life of the pooch and her unborn pup (Image: HOPE RESCUE)Ms Rosser said: “You never know what you’re walking into when you’re asked to come and collect dogs but the conditions we came up against during this rescue were absolutely terrible and unacceptable.

Do you need a petnup? How to navigate breakups when you share a pet

Do you need a petnup? How to navigate breakups when you share a pet

Vic still has Frankie with her now (Picture: Vic Paterson)According to researchfrom Direct Let Pet Insurance, more than a quarter of the some 101,500 divorce cases in the UK last year involved the custody or care of a dog or cat, a number that is likely to rise given that 3.2million pets were bought during the pandemic.

Ben the boxer rushed into emergency surgery after swallowing 16 golf balls

Ben the boxer rushed into emergency surgery after swallowing 16 golf balls

The greedy dog had managed to swallow 16 stray golf balls (Picture: Matthew Lofthouse/SWNS) The cluster was removed from his stomach during emergency surgery (Picture: SWNS)‘I was horrified when the vets told me about the blockage in his stomach.

Patron the mine-sniffing dog is capturing Ukraine's hearts

Patron the mine-sniffing dog is capturing Ukraine's hearts

A 2-year-old Jack Russell Terrier has captured the hearts of Ukrainians as he sniffs out mines and other unexploded weapons left behind by Russian soldiers.

Ukrainian service dog who ‘found 150 explosives during war’ is a very good boy

Ukrainian service dog who ‘found 150 explosives during war’ is a very good boy

Fearless Patron is rewarded with blocks of fresh cheese at the end of his working day (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns) The two-year-old Jack Russel has been praised by the Ukrainian government for his tireless work (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns) Unexploded ordinance doesn’t scare this hard working dog (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns) Patron’s name means ‘bullet’ in Ukrainian (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns)‘Be aware, look under your feet, and do not upset Patron’, the civil defence and rescue agency said in a post.

'Panther' like 'big cat' spotted in Somerset - Police confirm report of sighting

'Panther' like 'big cat' spotted in Somerset - Police confirm report of sighting

'Panther' like 'big cat' spotted in Somerset - Police confirm report of sighting.Confirmation of the report came following a Freedom of Information request asking how many big cat sightings had been reported in the area during 2021.It followed witness accounts of "caracals" and "pumas" roaming the countryside in Devon and Cornwall.

10 fun facts about cows you had no clue about

10 fun facts about cows you had no clue about

All cows have a set of 32 teeth and they can chew 50 times in a minute.A cow can urinate upto 30 gallons everyday Cows are structured in a way that they stand up and lay down almost 14 times in a day.

Heartbreaking bark as dog lost in Ukraine war reunites with her owner 'A little positive'

Heartbreaking bark as dog lost in Ukraine war reunites with her owner 'A little positive'

The post on Kastus Kalinouskiv Battalion's Facebook page said: “A little positive in these difficult times.“During Bucha's release we found Nessy, the dog, left alone.“But thanks to our friends we found her hosts and today she is back to them.

6 pets that made history

6 pets that made history

This homing pigeon proved the meaning of her name “dear friend” by saving hundreds of American troops during World War 1.She saved more than 500 men who were trapped without food or ammunition, behind enemy lines.

Dog who’s spent 750 days in RSPCA shelter desperately needs a home

Dog who’s spent 750 days in RSPCA shelter desperately needs a home

She loves to play (Picture: RSPCA)This is Layla, one of the longest-stay dogs in the care of the RSPCA.‘She loves to have lots of fun games to play and enjoys her time outside adventuring.

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