With the summer heat with us, it is common to have that air conditioning running while you are at home. But what about when you aren’t at home? Do you keep your pets and their livelihood in mind when you walk out that door? Here are a six tips to implement to help your pet stay cooler in your rental while you are away.
1. Keep Air Moving
2. Set the Thermostat
3. Block the Sunshine
4. Groom Frequently
5. Keep Them Hydrated
6. Daily Walks
How Do You Know if Your Pet Has Suffered a Heat Stroke?
There are several signs that you can look out for to indicate if your dog or cat has suffered a heat stroke. The most common signs that you can see would be excessive panting, staggering, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Check your pet’s gums and tongue and see if they are bright red, dry and sticky. If this is the case, take your pet to the vet immediately. While your pet is in the car, take cool towels and put them on your pet’s groin area and under their armpits. Try to put as much air on them as possible.
Remember that we have to be mindful of how we leave our rental properties for our pets that will be staying behind while we are at work, shopping etc. For Chico and Redding rental properties that have complexes that take small pets, check out HignellRentals.com.
For tips on living with pets in your apartment download our Pet Tool Kit!