Hot dogs and cool cats! Pet owners reveal how their furry friends are beating the heatwave with cooling sprays, dog ice cream and even hopping in the fridge
- Social media is packed with snaps of hot pets trying their best to keep their cool
- Among them is a Dorkie pup who enjoys being sprayed with a cold mist
- Duck babies that are too small for a pond are also spoiled in a paddling pool
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The heat may bother us humans – but what about our four-legged friends?
These social media photos show the different ways pets are trying to keep cool during the heatwave.
These include ducks splashing around in a paddling pool, a turtle enjoying a sprinkler and a cat hiding in a fridge. Others enjoy being sprayed with mist or snacking on dog ice cream.
With temperatures set to soar to 41C, the RPSCA has urged pet owners to take precautions to keep their animals cool, with damp towels and mats to lie on, frozen treats and plenty of water.
Dogs should only be walked briefly during cooler times of the day as hot concrete can burn their paws.
Here, FEMAIL reveals how pet owners across the UK are helping their furry friends weather the heat.
Toffee, a nine-month-old Dorkie pup from Wood Green, London, loves being splashed with cold water from the plant sprayer – although he tries to nibble the spray
Refrigerator! Pets usually go into the fridge for food, but this clever cat Sooty from Powys has other ideas
This two-year-old Cockapoo named Rusty from Nottingham is enjoying a Puppachino from Starbucks – essentially a small cup of chilled whipped cream
quackers? These boys are only eight weeks old and not quite ready for the pond…
Fantastic idea! Siberian tabby Evie likes to stay close to the fan and feel the wind in her fur in Milton Keynes
Lola, a three-year-old Maltipoo, is an Instagram hit. Mum Leah McKnight, from Oxforshire, said: “Lola loves to dress up and this was the perfect outfit for a sunny day.”
Take it slow: This three-year-old leopard tortoise named Jambo from Bristol enjoys her lettuce and strawberry under a sprinkler
Just hang out! Koko the Cokcerpoo used a giant paddling pool for a dog paddle
Even dogs love ice cream! Lady, a French bulldog, was delighted with an evening snack from the ice cream truck
Leprechaun the ShihTzu enjoys hanging out in the shower to keep cool
Don’t get off! This golden retriever got the right idea after finding a cool spot in Bourton-on-the-Water