How to take care of animals and birds

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While most of us can escape into air-conditioned rooms and chug endless glasses of something cold to beat the sweltering heat, our canine and feline companions and feathered friends don’t have that luxury.
Dogs, cats, and birds have body temperatures that are normally higher than human beings. And, with built-in fur/feather coats, you can only imagine their discomfort as the mercury hits the mid-30s and even beyond in summer.
These drastic shifts can result in a very sick animal.
Even the healthiest of pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to the heat and heatstroke can be fatal if not treated promptly.
How to take care of dogs especially in summer
 
Ideally, you should avoid exposing your dog to direct sunlight for more than an hour a day.
However, if he has to spend time in the open or outdoors, ensure that he has to spend time in the open or outdoors, ensure that he gets proper shade and lots of water to prevent heat exhaustion and dehydration.
 
Dogs tend to eat less in summer but they can end up expending more energy in an effort to lower their body temperature. Many pet owners tend to feed their wards with a lot of red meatloaves.

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Instead, cut back on the meat and offer home-made meals like curd and rice which contain more water(70-80%) during summer.
And keep the water bowl topped up. It is important to feed pets during the cooler part of the day and increase the frequency of feeding to ensure that the animal gets adequate levels of energy, vitamins, and minerals.
He may be more comfortable lying on the cooler bottom rather than on woolly carpeting or blanket.  

Save exercise sessions for early morning or after the sun goes down. Your dog will appreciate the cooler temperatures and so will you!

Things to do 
Keep your dog indoors when you go out for more than an hour. If possible, restrict the pet to rooms with either air conditioning or a fan.
Dogs, like people, can get grumpy when it’s hot. Remind young children that their hugs may not be appreciated on stifling days.

Also, try a gentle spray of cool water.

Watch out for heat stress 

Pets that are more prone to a heat stroke than are Bulldogs, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Boxers, Pugs, and any short-nosed breed. If your dog is panting heavily salivating or foaming, these may be the first sign of a heat-related problem. Get your dog to a cool location, provide small drinks of cold water, and, if he doesn’t improve within a few minutes, contact your vet.

Diet no-nos 
Remember that the food and drink offered to guests may be poisonous to pets. Keep alcoholic beverages away from pets, as they can cause intoxication, depression, and coma.

Similarly, remember that the snacks enjoyed by your human friends should not double up as treats for your pet; any change in diet, even for one meal, may give your dog severe digestive ailments.

How to take care of cats especially in summer
Felines with flat faces e.g. Persin cats are more susceptible to heatstroke since they cannot pant as effectively.

These cats, as well as those that are elderly, overweight, or have heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms or under the fan as much as possible.

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Say no to tangles

Keeping your cat well-groomed will help her hair do what it was designed to do: Protect her from the sun and insulate her from the heat.

Offer a pack! 
Rubbing your feline down with a damp towel or placing a cold compress under his neck will help cool him off; so will immersing his feet in a tub of cool water.  
He may fight at first, but most likely will appreciate it once he gets used to the idea. Wrap a plastic bag of frozen peas in a towel, and place it in his bed for a cool spot to lie on.

The peas will rearrange themselves to fit your feline’s contours and he’ll have a “custom-spa” for cooling off. 

Cat sip
Make sure he has several bowls to cool water available. It doesn’t hurt to drop an ice cube in once in a while, not only to cool the water but to pique Kitty’s interest in drinking.
Strangely enough, cats affected by external heat may refuse to drink water, exacerbating the problem of dehydration, so you may want to “force” water by using an eyedropper and syringe.
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Be careful not to shoot the water down his throat as it can enter his lungs and/or cause choking.

Emergency

In case of a heat stroke, cool your cat down as quickly as possible by immersing him in cool water, and wrapping him with wet towels. Then get him to the vet immediately. This is a serious, potentially fatal condition.

Sunscreen

If your cat is light-skinned, apply sunscreen on her nose and ears to avoid sunburn.

Parasite proof

Ticks and fleas are a problem throughout the year but they are especially bad during summer months. Thoroughly check your cat for ticks and ensure you use a good quality flea control product on him.

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How to take care of birds especially in summer:

Birds, like other warm-blooded animals, can overheat.

This most commonly occurs if
The bird is kept in a cage in direct sunlight where there is no shade or shelter from the sun.
The bird is in a vehicle with the windows closed or with inadequate ventilation.
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The bird is wrapped in a towel (a common method of restraint) for too long a time period.

The bird is overweight ( a common cause for overheating)

The red signals are:
Panting (open-mouth breathing)
Holding the wings away from the body
Anxiety or agitation

Heatstroke can be fatal, so prompt attention is required.

Offer some first aid till you get the bird to the vet:
Move it to a quiet, cooler location and monitor it constantly.
Mist the bird with water until his skin is wet.

Keep the bird’s feet and legs moist with cool water.

Reasons Why You Should Protect Wildlife

There are a lot of wonders in the world and among them are wildlife species, such as bears, mountain goats, wolves, elk, and deer. Most people think that there is an abundance of wildlife species in the world, but the truth is, their numbers are dwindling and if nothing is done about it, these species might become endangered and extinct.

Beneficial For Humans
One can learn a lot from animals which can benefit the human race. For instance, a lot of medicines have been derived from the chemicals produced by animals. These medicines are then used to help cure various health conditions, such as heart diseases, disorders, and other illnesses. In fact, based on the statistics provided by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, more than 25% of the medicinal prescriptions given every year contain chemicals from animals.