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Extreme Heat Poses Serious Risk to Pets

Fresh drinking water, wet towels and mobile evaporative coolers shield creatures from the GCC’s harsh climate

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 14th, 2017 – As temperatures shoot up across the Arabian Gulf, pet owners are being warned that extreme weather poses a serious risk to animals.

Temperatures exceeded 51°C in the United Arab Emirates at the end of last month, according tothe country’s National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology, while the heat index, which takes humidity into account to express what that heat ‘feels like’, hit a scorching 66°C.1

“Unlike us, dogs and cats don’t release heat by sweating, leaving them particularly susceptible to heatstroke, which can make them seriously ill within minutes,” said Dr Lila Miller, Veterinary Advisor at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).2

“Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heatstroke and sunburn if overexposed to the heat. Heatstroke can be fatal if not treated promptly.”1

Speaking in June, Emma-Leigh Pearson, DVM, a veterinarian with animal hospital network MedVet, said, “As the weather gets warmer and our dogs have yet to acclimatise to the change in temperature, more cases of canine heatstroke are seen.

“The primary goal in the treatment of heatstroke is to actively facilitate cooling. Methods of cooling in the heatstroke patient focus on evaporative and conductive mechanisms of heat dissipation.”3

Portable evaporative coolers are an easy way to keep animals cool even at the height of summer. Far cheaper to run than air conditioning, evaporative coolers also get to work far more quickly – important when the weather is simply unbearable.

“Traditional portable air-conditioning units are not only costly, they are often ineffective when they are placed outside,” said Thomas Morrison, Marketing Director, Portacool LLC.

“If your pets spend most of their time in the garden, evaporative cooling will keep them safe and comfortable.”

 

TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR PET COOL… AND TREATING AN OVERHEATED ANIMAL

  • Dogs should be walked early in the morning or after the sun has set.
  • Keep pets indoors between noon and 3pm, when the sun is at its strongest.
  • Ensure your animals can access a shaded area at all times.
  • Provide plenty of chilled drinking water and replace it regularly. Ice packs placed underneath the bowl will keep it cooler longer.
  • Never leave your animal restrained in direct sunlight or alone in a vehicle for any length of time.
  • If your pet becomes overly lethargic, vomits or has a dazed expression, act immediately. Ice packs or cool, wet towels should be placed near the animal’s head and neck and it should be driven to the nearest vet in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Overweight animals and those with thick coats are particularly susceptible to hyperthermia.

 

About Portacool

Portacool, LLC is the worldwide manufacturing leader in the portable evaporative cooling industry, providing cooling solutions that assist in providing comfort in the hottest conditions whether at work or play. Headquartered in Center, Texas since 1990, Portacool provides a wide range of products from industrial to residential applications. Portacool products are sold via distributors and retailers across the United States and 56 other countries. To learn more about the company, or to see the line of products go to www.portacool.com.

Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe From The Fireworks

Tomorrow is July 4 and it is Independence Day. Many Americans will celebrate this momentous occasion with tons of merriment that involves great fireworks that will spook the living daylights from our pets.

Here is a diagram of tips to ensure your pets are safe and secured when you decided to celebrate with fireworks to honour the American Independence Day.

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Treat Your Beloved Pup to Something Above and Beyond a Cage

Modern fans of having their own puppies and adult dogs often suffer from trying to decide what the best option is for having them go to the potty at various times and in different scenarios. 

photo not mine

photo not mine


Sometimes it’s so cold out during winter that it is challenging to brave the great outdoors. Additionally, you might simply want an alternative to taking your puppy outside for the times your are working besides having them simply go on paper you’ve laid down in their cage. 

With options you will find when you shop ModernPuppies.com, and companies like theirs, is a way for your pet to roam freely, without caging, throughout the day without having any potty related accidents. These types of devices allow your dog to have the same comfort of having his or her own place to relieve themselves, just like cats have their litter boxes and humans have toilets. 

The beauty of such programs is that they also offer potty training options for puppies, so you aren’t left completely on your own to do the training blindly, especially with a completely new type of product. In a one-bedroom and one-bathroom style apartment, these cages really do act more as a home within your home for your sweet puppy, giving him or her a sense of belonging and personal space that no other type of unit is likely to provide. 

Once your puppy is happy, trained and satisfied with their new little corner of the world, you will find a new sense of satisfaction at how your pet fits within your family.

Pet Friendly Lodging and Accommodation

Dogs should not be left home alone when their owners go away for a short trip that may last several days. There are special facilities that are dedicated towards providing accommodations for dogs of all sizes, ages, characters and breeds. Pet hotels essentially provide a five start treatment with an array of amenities and esential services. For instance, dogs that stay in pet inns are fed multiple times a day with the highest quality dry and wet food. Additionally, treats are given throughout the day. Of course, a bowl of fresh filtered water is always available for dogs to drink in a pet inn.

Lodging for dogs also includes some play time and outside walks. An experienced and friendly staff is in charge of taking out each dog for multiple walks per day. Additionally, special beds and dens are provided for dogs to sleep in. Each canine guest is given its own space that may vary in size. For example, large dogs may be assigned to dens that measure more than 6 x 6 x 6 feet in dimensions. Small dogs may be placed in kennels that are spacious enough for moving around inside.

Young puppies are also more than welcome to stay at dog inns. In fact, dog training is also offered at pet friendly hotels. The staff can teach puppies obedience and other tricks that owners can appreciate. Security deposits are usually required on all dogs that are left overnight at canine friendly inns full of convenient amenities.

Securing Your Doggie Door

Plenty of homeowners have pets and I am one of them. A lot of these owners have a patio dog door or doggie door installed at home so that their furry pets can easily go out and come back in if they want to do their business in the lawn or simply to run around.

Doggie doors are staple in most homes with big yards to accommodated dogs. However, having a door can become a problem if you do not secure it properly to avoid intruders accessing your home through your doggie door.

(Photo credit: yahoo images)

(Photo credit: yahoo images)

Put a lock on your doggie door so that if you have to go on vacation or during the night, you can always be sure that your home is well secured.

Install a motion detector alarm in your premise that will send off signal when an intruder tries to access the doggie door who is more than 40 lbs. There are motion detectors that can be set to categorize pets and humans so it will set off differently.

Reinforce your pet door’s frame with metals that cannot be easily sawed. If your current doggie door is framed in wood and can easily be removed and sawed then time to change it.

Avoid plastic-flap doggie doors. These doors are hard to secure.

Consider the placement of your doggie door. Do not install it near the door lock.

Consider the size of the pet door when you are installing one. Make sure the doggie door is just enough for the size of your dog. Bigger than your pet’s size will just invite trouble.

Use a doggie door with a sensor that will open or close when your pet is accessing it through the beams passed from its collar.

 

These are just some tips to help you secure your doggie door. There are many other options to consider but take extra measures to ensure that your doggie door is well secured and guarded.

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