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  • 16
  • Jul

A Hot-Weather Warning for Dogs

Life-saving tips for dogs in hot weather this summer

Every summer, dogs suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car – even for “just a minute” – while they run an errand.

Parked cars are death traps for dogs in warm weather. Unlike humans, dogs can cool themselves only by panting and sweating through their paw pads, and they can die if their body temperature exceeds 41 degrees. They can develop a loss of muscle control, their kidneys can cease to function, their brain can become irreversibly damaged and their heart can stop. … Read more.


  • 28
  • Aug

Do Whatever It Takes to Save a Dog in a Hot Car

There aren’t many circumstances in which we’d advocate breaking into a stranger’s car. But if it could save a life, we say, “Do it!”

That’s the message delivered by our brand-new ad, featuring hot US actor and model Krysten Ritter. “If you see a dog in a hot car, and you think that he’s in danger or that he’s been there for a while, it’s good to speak up,” she says.

Krysten, who earned a “bad-girl” reputation from her role as Jane in the TV show Breaking Bad, shows that … Read more.


  • 19
  • May

Lifesaving Hot Weather Tips for Dogs

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Living in northern Europe, we’re used to changing weather patterns, and even though most of the time it’s clouded over and drizzling rain, sometimes we experience weather like at the moment: hot, hot, hot!

While we’re all dusting off our flip-flops and our buckets and spades, it’s important to spare a thought for our animal companions. Please share this vital information with anyone you know who has an animal companion:

  • Keep dogs inside: Unlike humans, dogs can only sweat through their footpads and cool themselves by panting. Soaring
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