Prepare for pets as weather heats up
though ultimately, the best protection is sun avoidance.
Strathbogie Vet Clinic’s Dr Elise Anderson also agreed that sun avoidance is important and if pets are kept outside to ensure they have a shady spot to retreat to.
Dr Anderson also made note of certain breeds like pugs and bulldogs who often suffer from regular breathing difficulty, noting them as high risk during these hotter months.
“If you’re going to take your dog for a walk try not to go in the peak hot periods,” Dr Anderson said.
“This is particularly im- portant for those short nose breeds because they don’t cope very well with the heat.
“If they can come inside and sit on a shady veranda then that’s ideal.”
Spending time in the water or in front of fan is an effective method of cooling human’s down and Dr Anderson said the same goes for your animals.
“Getting a small paddle pool is a great idea so they have the option to cool off that way,” she said.
Dr Anderson said signs of heatstroke in dogs include heavy distressed panting, vomiting, shaking and in extreme cases collapsing.
VicSwim is back: VicSwim will begin at the Violet Town pool Monday, January 7 for Week 1 and January 14 for Week 2.
Monday-Friday, 30 minute lessons starting at 9am, $30 for each week.
Book online at www.vicswim.com.au to enrol.
Congratulations: To Angela Holleran who has now been appointed principal at Peranbin Primary College.
V/Line Agency open: Our fabulous corner store has now opened the V/Line Agency again.
Pizza at the footy club: On January 11 for only $10 from 6pm. Bar will be open. New Store: The lease of the curry restaurant building in Cowslip Street has now been taken over by ‘Monkey Business’ which will sell clothes and gifts.
Uluru ‘Statement from the Heart’ guest speaker: Thomas Mayor, “Statement from the Heart” working group representative will give an update on what’s happening.
Sunday, 27 January 2019, Violet Town Community Hall 2pm-4pm.
More information at https://www.facebook.com/Violet-Town-District-Recognise-Group-268841353978339
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