The Australian summer can be, quite simply, brutal. We humans complain plenty about the heat and humidity – there’s a lot to complain about some days! – but imagine how much worse it is for our furry friends?
Heat exhaustion can be a major issue for animals in the summer, including our beloved pets. Both dogs and cats (as well as rabbits and other animals) release heat by panting. They can’t sweat the way humans do, with only their paw pads having the ability to perspire. The more your pet is panting, the greater heat stress it is under. More