If You Own A Pug, Bulldog, Or Boxer In Townsville This Info Is For You

Keep your pets cool!


Carley Whittington

20 February 2019

Carley Whittington

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Super hot conditions will hang around for a day or two yet, so have you checked on your pets?

North Queensland animals will be feeling these conditions just as much as us, so here's how to manage your pet in a heat wave, and what to do if they're struggling. 

How to manage:
Restrict their exercise and walk them only in the early morning or late afternoon when temperatures are cooler
Never leave them in a hot car or room
Ensure they have water and a shaded spot to spend time
Spray them down with cool water

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Signs that your pet has heat stroke:
Racing heart
Glassy/fearful expression in their eyes
Heavy panting or excessive drooling 
Their gums/tongue are red or purple
Vomiting 
Their legs are collapsing or they are staggering when walking
High body temperature 

How to manage your pet if they have these signs:
Move them to a cool spot
Offer small amounts of water 
Cool them down with a wet towel 
Contact your vet

Breeds of dogs that are less tolerant of heat:
Pugs
Bulldogs
Boston Terrier
Pekingese
Boxers
Shih Tzus
French Bulldogs

 

 

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