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How to take care of pets during the heat wave: tips from border guards

Lilia RagutskaLifestyle
Border guards gave advice on how to help pets survive the heat.

In the coming days, Ukraine will experience an abnormal heat wave. And high temperatures are dangerous not only for people but also for animals.

However, by following a few tips, you can minimize the harm from the heat for your pets. Border guards guarding Ukraine's borders with service dogs told us how to take care of our pets.

How to take care of pets during the heat wave: tips from border guards

The SES advises not to take pets outside in hot weather without taking a supply of clean and fresh water with you.

At the same time, it is better to refrain from walking in the hottest hours, and it is also extremely important to remember the rule: never leave animals in a closed car.

During a walk, border guards advise to walk on asphalt or cement as little as possible so that the dog's paws do not touch hot surfaces.

And finally, the SBGS officers advised to additionally wet the animal's head, ears and paw pads with cool water.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told how to survive the heat without serious harm to the body. You can do this by following simple recommendations and having an idea of what symptoms indicate the onset of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

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