The latest column from pet expert Sara Barnes of www.wholetsyourdogsoutuk.com:
The super hot temperatures that were seen last week were unusual, but this is likely not the last time we will see and experience these temperatures.
I was sad to hear in the national papers about an English bulldog who died in the care of a so-called dog groomer after being left on the conservatory overnight.
It made me sick to think of how the dog must have suffered and how her family’s life has now gotten worse due to the lack of common sense and compassion shown by the person she took care of. chosen to care for her beloved pet.
I know this wasn’t the only dog or pet death due to high temperatures, but to me it reminds me of how what some people think is common sense isn’t even safe the radar of others who we might ask to take care of your pets.
With so many people escaping for a long-awaited vacation this summer after the ruined plans of the past two years, I realized that a checklist of things to remember to tell your pet’s caregiver might be something useful.
If they’re a pet care professional, they’ll likely have asked you to fill out a pet profile so they have an idea of what’s normal for your dog in terms of routine. and habits, but if you leave it with friends or family, it’s something you might forget to give them.
As such, I have created a list that you can email me about things you may want to consider when leaving your pet(s) in someone else’s care. Just email [email protected] and I’ll send you a copy per reply.
If you title the email “Pet Checklist” I should be able to find them easily