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How to cope in hot weather – and how to look after your pet

The NHS gives advice on how to cope in the hot weather we’re having currently.

They advise that there is a risk of dehydration, overheating, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

At risk groups include the over 75s, those living on their own or in a care home, people with a serious or long term illness, babies, the very young, those bed-bound or those who have to spend a lot of time in hot places.

The NHS recommends a range of tips for coping in hot weather including staying cool indoors, closing curtains, drinking plenty of fluids etc.

You can read the full advice here.

Also, the RSPCA has a page with advice for keeping pets cool in hot weather here. This includes using a pet-safe sun cream, making sure they have shade, giving them constant access to fresh water, putting ice cubes in their water bowl and giving them damp towels to lie on.