The UK is set to experience its first heatwave of the year this weekend – with temperatures set to soar to 29C

The UK is set to experience its first heatwave of the year this weekend – with temperatures set to soar to 29C

The UK is set to experience its first heatwave of the year this weekend – with temperatures set to soar to 29C.

But while some will welcome the change of seasons with open arms, the intense heat be worrying for dog owners. 

After all, sky-rocketing temperatures increases their risk of life-threatening heatstroke.  

However, there are multiple ways pet owners can keep their beloved furry friends out of harm’s way during the upcoming heatwave.

From utilising damp towels to feeding them ice cubs, here FEMAIL reveals the easy ways to keep your dog safe in the extreme heat – and what not to do over the next few days. 

With temperatures in Britain expecting to climb to 29C this Sunday, your pets are likely to need a little help coping in the heat (stock image)

With temperatures in Britain expecting to climb to 29C this Sunday, your pets are likely to need a little help coping in the heat (stock image)

DON’T TAKE YOUR PET FOR A WALK

For most dogs, going on a walk is the highlight of their day – but the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals has warned that owners might need to avoid this over the weekend.

The charity’s advice reads: ‘When the sun is shining, many of us will head out for togel online terbaik a leisurely stroll, but don’t be tempted to take your pup. 

‘Not only will the pavement be too hot for their sensitive paws, going for walks in hot weather can cause them to dangerously overheat

‘Dogs love to run around, which is why nearly three quarters of heatstroke cases develop while exercising. 

‘It can also be caused by simply sitting somewhere too warm, or being trapped somewhere hot, such as a car, conservatory or Game Casino Onlline room without proper ventilation.

‘Instead of heading out, togel online terbaik set up a shady spot in the garden or the house, ideally with a cooling breeze and make sure your pooch has access to plenty of water.

‘Though you might not take your cats for daily walks, encourage them to be inside in a cool area during the hottest part of the day.’

'While the sun is shining it¿s a great time to catch up on some gardening, but letting your dog help out could end in disaster,' warned John Smith, pet expert and founder of Yappy.com

‘While the sun is shining it’s a great time to catch up on some gardening, but letting your dog help out could end in disaster,’ warned John Smith, pet expert and founder of Yappy.com

DON’T LEAVE YOUR PET IN A CAR – EVEN IF THE WINDOW IS OPEN 

You might think that your dog is getting plenty of air with the window open – but leaving them in a car runs the risk of them developing heatstroke. 

The PDSA said: ‘Some people think that leaving a dog in a car on a hot day is okay as long as they open a window.

‘But it is still very dangerous – even if the car is parked in the shade. 

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