OH! Magazine - Australian Version January 2016 - Page 29

(OH Really?) KEEPING YOUR PETS COOL THIS SUMMER My Pet Warehouse provides these helpful tips to ensure your furry and feathery family members keep their cool this summer. ummer is something many of us look forward to – long days spent at the beach, or at the pool, with frosty drinks in hand, lots of fresh air and sunshine. But for our pets, the feeling may not be mutual. While we spend our days in air-conditioned comfort at the office or out and about with friends and family, they are often in the backyard at home alone, looking for shady relief from the scorching heat. The good news? There are lots of ways to help keep your pets cool this summer. S Small pets need extra care When it comes to rabbits, guinea pigs and birds, heat can have a big impact. The safest place for your small pets on hot days is indoors. Buy an extra pet drink dispenser to hook on to their hutch and fill it with icy cold water to last throughout the day. An ice-pack tucked under their straw also helps. Chill out in style Dogs in cars can die The coolest item in your dog’s