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Protect your pets against bush fire smoke and heat stress

Summertime is often associated with holidays, social occasions and severe weather, all of which can pose risks to our furry, feathered and scaly friends.  Dr Anne Fawcett from the University of Sydney’s School of Veterinary Science offers her advice for caring for your pets this festive season.  Here are a few tips to protect your pets against bush fire smoke and heat stress.

Prevent heat stress in pets

Protect your pets against bush fire smoke and heat stress. Photo: Marieke Koenders/Unsplash.com

Photo: Marieke Koenders/Unsplash.com

According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, climate change has led to an increased frequency of “extreme heat events”. Dogs, in particular, are prone to heat stress, which can be fatal.

Protect pets against bush fire smoke

With bushfire smoke an almost daily reality for many Australians this summer, considering how you exercise your pet or expose them to the smoke is important.