PET OWNERS WARNED OF RISKS TO ANIMALS IN HOT WEATHER

first_imgTODAY is going to be one of the hottest days of the year so far – and Donegal SPCA has issued advice to pet owners over the rising heat.Temperatures are rising and the beach is the place to go; and the park, and the lakes. But hot weather can pose a real threat to pets.Here are some tips from DSPCA on caring for pets in hot weather: Animals simply CANNOT tolerate extreme temperatures; so, as a responsible pet owner you must make absolutely sure that your pet is safe.Never, ever leave your animal in a car. Pet owners should know the dangers of leaving any animal in a hot car; even for just a few minutes. This particularly applies to dogs. Dogs love to travel in a car and it’s tempting to let them go to the supermarket with you when buying supplies for that all important barbeque. But don’t leave your dog inside, even with the windows open.Temperatures do not have to be in the 20s for a car bound dog to be in serious trouble. Even at much lower temperatures, even under a cloudless sky, the humidity inside the car turns it into a sauna.Remember this: Research has shown that if it’s a sunny 21C, the temperature in a car, with the windows open, rises at least 10C degrees in 30 minutes. Temperatures in air conditioned cars can reach the same temperature as outside within just five minutes of being turned off.A parked car in hot, sweltering weather is a killer! This is what will happen: On a hot day, it takes a matter of minutes for a dog to end up organ-damaged or dead!Watch out for warning signsIf your dog pants quickly, looks very tired or collapses, it could be suffering from heatstroke. Put it in a cool, shady spot and spray its body with cool water, or give it a cool bath immediately. Never cool your dog so much that he/she begins to shiver. Let your dog drink small amounts of cool water. Contact a veterinary surgeon urgently for further advice as heatstroke can be fatal.Therefore, the advice is to leave your dog at home. Place his bed/kennel in a shaded area and he will automatically go to that shaded area when he needs rest from the hot sun. Leave them plenty of water and leave the water in the shaded area. Check their water bowl regularly to make sure there is plenty of fresh water.If you are taking your dog out with you in the car, make sure you have him well strapped in. Purchase a car safety harness for your dog. This is for your safety as much as theirs! They are available in any good pet shop or from the DSPCA gift shop. Cats should always be in pet carriers when travelling in the car.One small jolt in traffic can have a very sad result for an unsecured pet. Also, if you’re driving a car, and are forced to brake suddenly, an unsecured animal can be thrown forward, hitting you in the back of the head or neck, causing painful injuries to both you and your pet.Make sure the car window is open while driving; enough to give your animal plenty of ventilation. Don’t leave your dog in the car if you need to leave your vehicle. If you know you will be leaving the dog alone in the car don’t bring your dog with you, leave them at home! When walking your dog, remember there are areas and times during the day where temperatures soar. It makes sense to walk your dog in the early morning or late evening, when temperatures are lower. Not only are peak times uncomfortable for them, but the hot concrete can actually burn their sensitive paws. Never excert your dog during hot weather.Always take along water both for yourself and for your dog. Stop frequently to allow both of you to have a refreshing drink. Many domestic animals do not sweat to keep cool. Dogs, for instance, have no sweat glands and can only lose heat by panting. Make sure they always have plenty of water to help them keep cool.Tip: Temperatures are at their highest during midday and 3pm. Try to avoid these times.Keep your dog & cat groomed: This is always a good idea but particularly important during the hot weather. If your pet has long hair then that’s just like you wearing a fur coat in 30C degrees of heat! It’s not comfortable for you! Regular brushing also helps remove the winter undercoat and can help your pet better regulate his body temperature. It’s not comfortable for your pet!However, you do need to remember that if your dog has been trimmed, they are susceptible to sun burn. Sunscreen should be applied to dogs and cats with white tipped ears and noses.Tip: Children’s sunscreen, Factor 50+ is particularly good.Keep an eye out for insects: We protect ourselves from insects during the hot weather, but we sometimes forget our furry friends are also at risk. Make sure your dog and cat get their regular flea and tick preventative. And… keep that first aid kit close by in case of bee and wasp stings.Water Safety: If your dog likes the water, he will instinctively want to swim during the hot weather. Please put a life jacket on your dog. You can never be too cautious when it comes to your beloved pet and water safety.FOR THE BIRDSPlease do not leave bird cages or fish tanks on windowsills! Move them into the shade. Cages or aviaries located on sunny patios or in courtyards can become like furnaces as a result of radiated heat from the floor and wall surfaces.BUNNIES & OTHER SMALL FURRIESDo not leave rabbit hutches in the full glare of the sun. Move them to a shaded area now! The same applies to guinea pigs & ferrets. Warning! Bunnies are prone to fly strike (maggots). This can be fatal. Maggots can enter your bunnies’ bottom when they have a poo and this can kill your pet within 24 hours. Make sure your bunnies’ bottoms are clear of feaces. (Poo).FISHFish can have just as many problems in warm weather as other animals. Indoor fish should be kept out of direct sunlight. Change the water and keep it clear of algae which spreads much faster on sunny days.Fish ponds in the garden should be fitted with a suitable pump and filter to reduce the build up of waste products and to promote good water circulation.WILDLIFEBe wildlife-friendly in the garden – take care when using a lawn-mower or strimmer and keep toxic pesticides out of reach of animals.Disturb bonfires before burning garden rubbish.HORSESPlease provide ample, fresh, clean water for your horse or pony. Check buckets and troughs daily and make sure they are not contaminated with bird droppings or insect larvae.Remember, ponies and foals may have trouble reaching to the bottom of a shallowly filled trough so make sure everyone can reach the water!Sponge your horse down gently, making sure not to get water in his ears or on his face.If you must work/ride your horse, make sure to do it early in the morning or late in the evening when the temperature is cooler.After riding your horse, cool him down slowly. Loosen girths or belly bands immediately and offer sips of cool –not cold – water and walk your horse slowly. His muscles are more likely to stiffen if he is allowed to stand. Moving his muscles will dissipate heat more effectively for the animal.Make sure your horse has a shaded place to rest – away from the sun.Apply sunscreen (Factor 50+) to horses with pink noses to prevent sunburn.Hot weather means the grass growth slows down and the pasture quality declines. Make sure your horse is getting fodder and maybe you could supplement if necessary.Hot weather brings biting insects and these can keep your horse pacing or stomping. Make sure they have plenty of field shelter.Leaving any animal without adequate food, water or shade is a serious offence and will be considered an act of cruelty.PET OWNERS WARNED OF RISKS TO ANIMALS IN HOT WEATHER was last modified: July 19th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

49ers mailbag: From Alfred Morris to breakfast tacos

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view his photo gallery on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — The 49ers are on their first road trip, a Texas-sized journey spanning six days in Houston so they can answer more questions about their depth chart and moxie.Not all of us had Tuesday off like the players did, so we fielded fans’ greatest concerns and tried to alleviate them here:Is it me, or does the Alfred Morris signing shine a light on what the coaching staff feels about the entire RB depth …last_img read more

OPENapps Launches Web App Marketplace to Bring Together Developers and Website Owners

first_imgTags:#start#startups OPENapps, a marketplace for web applications, launches its beta service today. OPENapps allows app developers to easily get their application to market and provides website owners a way to find and integrate apps into their sites while still maintaining their own branding.According to Joseph Puopolo, Director of Marketing and Community for the Toronto-based startup, OPENapps addresses two issues in the web apps marketplace: First, site owners, particularly small and medium-sized businesses, want to have advanced functionality on their websites but often have neither the time, technological resources, nor money to implement them properly. And second, web app developers often feel compelled to choose a single platform on which to develop their apps and struggle to both market and monetize their applications. While there are several other major app marketplaces, with Google announcing plans for an app store at Google I/O last month for example, Puopolo stresses the importance of being “platform agnostic.” To that end, OPENapps will not restrict developers to a single platform or language. “Develop once in your preferred language, and it’ll work on every web publishing platform – Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, Moveable Type and others. There’s no longer any need to make tough platform choices when building your web application.”The benefits for website owners are clear as well, as the apps can be skinned to match a website’s branding and look and feel, avoiding what Puopolo calls the “inelegant solution” of iframes.“There is a general sentiment out there that people are looking for an easier way to deploy applications on a website and developers are looking for better ways to develop and sell their applications to a broader audience” says Adam Sadowski, President of OPENapps. As web apps continue to be touted as “the future,” OPENapps hopes to be able to help developers find a market for their apps and help website owners easily implement them. Related Posts audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

a month agoSheffield Utd boss Wilder keen to hear from Klopp after Liverpool clash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sheffield Utd boss Wilder keen to hear from Klopp after Liverpool clashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder says the door will be open to Jurgen Klopp at the end of tomorrow’s clash with Liverpool.Wilder was named LMA Manager of the Year at the end of last season, while Klopp was nominated for the divisional award.”I’m looking forward to meeting Jurgen and his staff,” Wilder said.”Our door will always be open. I’m sure speaking to people, he’ll step in and have a chat. We’re here and deserve to be here. We’ll give it our best shot and leave everything out there on the pitch as we always have done.” last_img read more

11 days agoRedknapp: Guardiola, Klopp couldn’t handle Brighton

first_imgRedknapp: Guardiola, Klopp couldn’t handle Brightonby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveHarry Redknapp says the Premier League’s best managers wouldn’t be able to take a smaller club into the top-six.Redknapp believes the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola would not be able to dominate the league without their star-studded playing groups.Asked about former club Spurs, Redknapp told the Daily Mail: “They’ve got a great group of players. It’s some squad, if you go through it, I don’t care what anybody says I don’t think there’s a lot between that squad and Liverpool’s and Man City’s squad, I really don’t.”You’re as good as your players. Graham Taylor once said “your manager is never as good as you think he is and he’s never as bad as you think he is, he’s somewhere in between” and that is football management. “If you put Pochettino, or you put Pep [Guardiola] or [Jurgen] Klopp and let them go and manage Brighton or manage Norwich or Sheffield United, they’re not gonna go and put them in the top six, it doesn’t work that way. “It’s about the players. He [Pochettino] has got the good players but at the moment there’s been hiccups – one of two of them are not playing to their real potential or as good as they can.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Report: Fred Hoiberg “Couldn’t Fully Commit” To Iowa State Return During Recruitment Of 5-Star Cheick Diallo

first_imgFred Hoiberg dances in new Infiniti comemrcial.YouTube YouTubeYouTubeToday, the Chicago Bulls ended months of speculation with the firing of head coach Tom Thibodeau. While a number of names have been connected to the opening, one of the most popular is Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg. Earlier this month, ISU athletic director Jamie Pollard admitted that Hoiberg has NBA aspirations, and reports emerged that the Bulls job is his “if he wants it.” According to the Ames Tribune, during his recruitment of five-star Kansas signee Chieck Diallo, the nation’s top power forward, Hoiberg could not commit to a return to the Cyclones for this upcoming season. In early April, Hoiberg let it be known to five-star recruit Cheick Diallo that his immediate future at ISU was not a certainty, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told the Ames Tribune.While Hoiberg did not definitively say he planned to move on to the NBA, sources said, he also communicated that he couldn’t fully commit he would be returning to ISU to coach Diallo and what figures to be a preseason top-10 Cyclones team in 2015-16.Losing Hoiberg would be a tough pill to swallow for Cyclone fans, but credit him for not lying to a recruit. There may not be that many coaches who would take that approach, with a top prospect on the line, and no guarantee that he has a new job lined up.[Ames Tribune]last_img read more

Florida Public Safety Trolls Florida State With Pokemon-Inspired Jameis Winston Crab Legs Joke

first_imgA closeup of Jameis winston calling an audible.CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 06: Jameis Winston #5 of the Florida State Seminoles calls an audible against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game on December 6, 2014 in Greenville, North Carolina. Florida State won 37-35. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)It has been over two years since former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was caught shoplifting crab legs at a Publix Deli in Florida, but the shelf life on the jokes stemming from that incident is still ongoing.The University of Florida’s official public safety account couldn’t resist a crab jab at its rival today when a Pokemon Go account tweeted a picture of the character Krabby sitting on a platter of crab legs. Can anyone confirm if this location is at #FSU football locker room? #PokemonGO #FSUfootballjokes #Publix https://t.co/IRtd0HkRTo— UF Public Safety (@UFPublicSafety) July 11, 2016Florida fans will probably never stop bringing this up, but Florida State fans will likely continue to point out that they’ve won five of the last six meetings between the two programs.last_img read more

Portico collapses at Peace Heaven

first_imgKolkata: A portion of the portico collapsed on Sunday night at Peace Heaven on Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road. No one was hurt in the incident. A car parked under the portico got damaged.On Sunday, around 7 pm, the portion of the portico measuring about 20 ft wide and 30 ft long suddenly collapsed. It was established that the structure came down because the pillars that were holding the portico shattered. After getting the information, police personnel from Park Street police station reached the spot. Disaster Management Group (DMG) was also informed. As the body preservation process was suspended for almost a month due to some problem, no one was there at the time of collapse.last_img read more

CBS to open film and television production hub in Mississauga Ont

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement The studio says it currently produces 63 series, including “Jane the Virgin,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Good Fight” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”Currently CBS shoots “Star Trek: Discovery” and “In the Dark” in Toronto, but has several other productions in Canada, including one for the reboot of “Charmed.”CBS to Build Production Facility Outside TorontoCBS is preparing to build a large-scale television and film production facility outside Toronto, reflecting the high volume of shows that CBS Television Studios shoots north of the border.CBS said Wednesday it has secured a long-term lease on a 260,000 square-foot space in Mississauga, which is 18 miles from downtown Toronto. The facility to be dubbed CBS Stages Canada will encompass six soundstages, production offices, support facilities and auxiliary services for large-scale television and film productions. It is expected to open by the middle of next year. READ MORECBS Television Studios to open production hub in MississaugaTORONTO — U.S. entertainment company CBS Television Studios will open a television and film production hub just outside Toronto next year.The company says the hub will include six sound stages, production offices and other support facilities. CBS says the 260,000 square-foot facility will be located in Mississauga and is due to open in mid-2019. READ MORECBS to open production hub outside of Toronto to meet demands of peak TV“America’s Most Watched Network” is opening up shop in Canada.CBS Corp. leased 260,000 square feet (24,000 square metres) outside of Toronto to serve as its base in a burgeoning hub of film and TV production. The space, including six sound stages, offices and support facilities, is the largest studio opened by a U.S. broadcaster north of the border. The company is promising the hub will bring hundreds of new jobs to the region.The company ranks as one of the world’s biggest producers of TV programming at a time when demand for new shows has never been higher. The U.S. TV industry will crank out more than 500 original scripted series this year, according to research from FX. READ MORECBS Plans Television And Film Production Facility Outside TorontoCBS plans to establish a television and film production facility outside Toronto, with the production capacity to support large-scale production.The media company said it signed a long-term lease on a 260,000 square-foot space located in the city of Mississauga, 18 miles from downtown Toronto, where it plans to establish CBS Stages Canada.The new facility, with six sound stages, with provide additional production space to support CBS Television Studios’ expanding roster of television programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Currently, the Studio produces 63 series, including shows for the broadcast network, The CW and original programming for the CBS All Access streaming service. READ MORE U.S. entertainment company CBS Television Studios will open a television and film production hub just outside Toronto next year.The company says the hub will include six sound stages, production offices and other support facilities.  The 260,000 square-foot facility will be located in Mississauga and is due to open in mid-2019.The company is promising the hub will bring hundreds of new jobs to the region and help expand its roster of television programming across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more