Blue Cross reveals how to safely give a dog ice cubes in a heatwave

Blue Cross reveals how to safely give a dog ice cubes in a heatwave

Caroline Reay, clinical lead at Blue Cross, stresses that the cube should be an appropriate size for the dog.For example, you don’t want to give a tiny dog a massive ice cube.

Signs your dog has heatstroke

Signs your dog has heatstroke

Although dogs can be more likely to get heatstroke if they’re a flat-faced breed, have a long coat, are older, or are on certain medication, any dog can get it if they’re exposed to high temperatures.

Flat-faced dogs ‘up to 17 times more at risk of heatstroke’

Flat-faced dogs ‘up to 17 times more at risk of heatstroke’

Chow Chows are at the highest risk of heatstroke thanks to their smushed faces and thick double coat of fur (Picture: Getty)If you happen to have a dog that’s a flat-faced breed, please, please take extra caution in the heat.

Tips for pet care during the summer season

Tips for pet care during the summer season

In such cases, if they are kept outdoors, make sure they are resting in shade or just move them indoors and let them relax in a cool and dry place with lots of fresh and clean water.Do not serve hot food to them during the summer, ensure that its at a cooler temperature.

Are you struggling to keep your pet dog cool in this hot weather? Here's what you need to do

Are you struggling to keep your pet dog cool in this hot weather? Here's what you need to do

In case you are worried about how to keep your pet dog cool and protect it from the scorching summer heat, here's a list of things you should do.Remember, your pet dog trusts you with its life and it's your responsibility to look after your canine companion's well-being.

Summer care

Summer care

Keep your pet in cool, shady areas.Walk your pets early morning or evening, not during the day.This will save your pet from dehydration, sunburn and heat stress.Never ever leave your pet in the car, even for two minutes.

Scientists sniff out the reason why dogs’ noses are cold

Scientists sniff out the reason why dogs’ noses are cold

The research team from Sweden’s Lund University and the Eotvos Lorand University in Hungary studied three dogs – Kevin, Delfi and Charlie – who were trained to identify which of two identical four-inch wide objects had been heated to around 12 degrees warmer than room temperature.

Healthy pregnancy to healthy pups

Healthy pregnancy to healthy pups

-About a week before the estimated date of whelping, the female dog should be introduced to the whelping area and the whelping box.-At about 20 to 30 days after whelping, the female dog needs 3 to 4 times more food than she normally does.

Lidl is selling a heated dog bed which keeps pets warm in winter

Lidl is selling a heated dog bed which keeps pets warm in winter

Lidl’s thermal bed which helps keep mutts warm (Picture: Lidl/Getty)Pooches across the UK can expect to be truly pampered this winter – thanks to supermarket giant Lidl.Your dog could be this comfy (Picture: Lidl)According to Lidl, the seasonal bed is designed for medium-sized pets – or smaller dogs who love extra room.

Dog dies from kidney infection after overheating during boiling lunchtime walk

Dog dies from kidney infection after overheating during boiling lunchtime walk

Speedy died of a kidney infection after becoming too hot (Picture: Medivet)A dog has died after suffering from kidney failure and severe heatstroke during a lunchtime walk in the park.

Dog fighting for life after going for walk at lunchtime during heatwave

Dog fighting for life after going for walk at lunchtime during heatwave

Vets have worked tirelessly to stop the dog suffering from organ failure (Picture: Google Maps)They realised the dog would need a plasma transfusion to allow his blood to clot properly and rushed him to the nearest emergency animal hospital.

These breeds of dog suffer the most when the weather gets too hot

These breeds of dog suffer the most when the weather gets too hot

Short nosed pets are most vulnerable in hot temperatures (Picture: Shutterstock) French bulldogs can overheat and suffer sun strokes (Picture: Getty Images)If you are concerned about your dog, please call a vet immediately as heat stroke can be fatal if not caught quickly.

Dog almost died after overheating in UK heatwave while walking in park

Dog almost died after overheating in UK heatwave while walking in park

Finlay was left fighting for his life after his body temperature soared to 42.2°C (Picture: PA) He overheated while in a park in Glasgow (Picture: PA)The 38-year-old added: ‘His breathing became more laboured.

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

The American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty has put out a list of tips people can use to make sure their pets stay safe in escalating temperatures this weekend, when TODAY's Al Roker says more than 100 heat records could be smashed.

Carrie Underwood is Smashing Cars: It’s Not What you Think

Carrie Underwood is Smashing Cars: It’s Not What you Think

Carrie Underwood made headlines when her dogs accidentally locked themselves and her 4-month-old son in the car, as reported by Lauren Zupkus of the Huffington Post, the singer had to think fast.

How to detect heat stroke

How to detect heat stroke

- Poisonous compounds (strychnine, slug and snail bait) can lead to seizures, which can cause an abnormal increase in body temperature. Hope you enjoyed our pet story. Zorawar and Vir with (from left to right) Polo, Max, and Bill, the pony.

'Your cat is watching you!' The fearless felines hidden by their author

'Your cat is watching you!' The fearless felines hidden by their author

William Baldwin concealed his 16th-century book Beware the Cat because of its satirical swipes at the Catholic church. Philosophically, Baldwin was asking the kind of questions with which 20th-century philosophers have since grappled, says Bob McKay, a senior lecturer in English Literature at Sheffield whose research has focused on animals living beside humans in literature.

How to spot and prevent skin cancer in dogs

How to spot and prevent skin cancer in dogs

‘What’s more, overheating can also cause heat stroke in dogs – a state of extreme hyperthermia – so it’s really important to make sure you’re taking the proper precautions whilst your dog’s enjoying the sun.’.

US cinema allows dogs and has bottomless wine and whiskey

US cinema allows dogs and has bottomless wine and whiskey

It’s a great way for the dogs to get out of the heat (Picture: @K9Cinemas / Instagram) K9 owner Eric says its the first of its kind in the world (Picture: @K9Cinemas / Instagram)There aren’t plenty of rules, but you do need to make sure you clean up after your dog (you should really be doing this anyway), and bring in their papers so you can confirm they’re up-to-date with vaccinations.

Worried about how to take care of your dog this summer? Here's what you need to do

Worried about how to take care of your dog this summer? Here's what you need to do

The summers have arrived and in case you are a pet parent, we bet you would be worried thinking how this scorching heat is taking a toll on your pooch’s health. Well, a dog’s body temperature is warmer than ours and is prone to getting dehydrated and even heat strokes during this time.