Heat and pets
Unless owners take the necessary precautions, pets can suffer and even die on very hot days.
The following information will help you care for your pet in hot weather.
These guidelines are especially important for owners of older pets, pets with thick coats, short noses, or pets adapted to cooler climates.
Heatstroke in pets
Tips for owners of all types of pets
Where possible, leave the airconditioning or fans on in the house to keep your pets cool.
Extra tips for dog owners
Extra tips for cat owners
Extra tips for rabbit owners
Extra tips for bird owners
Extra tips for owners of other types of pets
It is not only dogs, cats, rabbits and birds that suffer from heat stress, other pets such as guinea pigs, ferrets, fish and horses also need to be protected from the summer heat.
Find out more about caring for other types of animals – including horses and livestock – in extreme heat.