A pet groomer is considering postponing appointments due to the heat wave that hit Cumbria.
The heat wave is a problem as dogs are severely affected by heat.
For example, it is very dangerous to leave a dog in a hot car and several warnings have been issued to ensure that dog owners are careful and look out for their pet’s welfare.
The Cockermouth dog room announced this morning that it needs to check whether or not appointments are being met as it could cause problems for the dogs’ health.
A company spokesman said, “We hope you all had a great weekend in bright sunshine.
“Based on the weather forecast for this week, we reassess the situation every day to see whether it is too warm to have dogs in the salon.
“The well-being of our customers is our top priority. It wouldn’t be fair to bring dogs and have a dryer on them for 35-40 minutes while the salon is already warm.
“We will assess the situation during the day and week and get in touch with the booked customers if we think it is best to make a new appointment.
“Take care boys and keep your lovely pooches moist and cool.”
The RSPCA frequently warns of dogs in hot weather, and their current advice for dog owners in high temperatures is never to leave animals in hot cars, conservatories, outbuildings, or trailers on a warm day (even if only for a short time).
With outside temperatures of 22 ° C, temperatures in these environments can quickly rise to 47 ° C, which can be fatal.
On hot days, use pet-safe sunscreen on exposed areas of your pet’s skin, such as the tips of the ears and nose, to prevent sunburn.
This is especially important if your dog has white or light fur as it can be very prone to burns.
Make sure pets always have access to shade and fresh drinking water to keep them cool.
Dogs can die in hot cars too, and the RSPCA has a website dedicated to raising awareness of this problem.
RSPCA has issued advice to people when they encounter a dog in a hot car for the purpose of assessing the animal’s health and condition.
If they show signs of heat stroke, immediately dial 999, take photos or videos of the dog and the names and numbers of the witnesses to the incident and the property you are damaging would agree to the damage if they knew the circumstances.