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Dehydration and travel sickness are two of the biggest problems when taking pets away, but that needn’t deter busy owners planning their summer hols.

Pets at Home, the UK’s leading pet superstore chain, has launched a brand new range of travel and rehydration products to make this summer more comfortable for dogs.

Dehydration amongst pets can cause severe panting, vomiting, diarrhoea and even death. Most dogs should drink about 28 millilitres of water per pound of body weight per day, but many owners are unaware of this. Maintaining a constant fluid level is as important in dogs as it is in humans and loss of fluids in the body can prove fatal.

All pets should receive fresh and clean drinking water at regular intervals to ensure that they remain a safe heat throughout the summer. However, stopping the car on the motorway is of course an impossibility, and if you’re stuck in traffic with a panting dog in the back, it’s none too pleasant. The Pets at Home foldable pet dish, which can be stored in the glove compartment and The Hagens ‘H20 To Go’ water bottle, means you can give your dog water any time, any place, any where.

For extra help, Rock Sulphur, a natural compound provides a seasonal addition for dog’s drinking water and is an aid to rehydration. One walnut sized piece can be placed into the drinking bowl and replaced every four days.

If sickness is a problem, then Travel Eze, natural herbal tablets can be given to pets and this will reduce the effect of vehicle motion, thus preventing those little accidents in the back of the car.

When on long journeys Cooling Tablets, can help tone and refresh the system and can be mixed with food and given to pets during the warm weather.

Dogs are also likely to be affected by heat quicker if they are heavy coated, dark coloured, overweight, old or very young. They rely on panting to lose heat as they only have a few sweat glands in the pads of their paws. However, panting at a frequent rate can certainly be a sign of heat stroke. Other dehydration symptoms to look out for are sunken eyes, a dry mouth and loss of skin elasticity.

If your pet has had to go without water for along time, it may try to drink too quickly when it reaches a source. This may mean they will have a problem keeping it down. Letting them lick ice is a good way of slowly rehydrating themselves. In hot weather, two or three bowls left around the house and filled with water will ensure they have plenty to drink.


Editor’s Notes:

Pets at Home:
• Pets at Home has more than 151 stores across the UK
• It provides pet care, supplies and advice to pet owners, as well as an array of fish, birds and small animals including rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and chipmunks. Some stores also feature grooming facilities and veterinary surgeries
• The company has expanded from a single store in Chester in 1991
• The company has featured in the Sunday Times 'Profit Track 100' for two years running and the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 in 2002

Summer products available from all Pets at Home stores:
Rock Sulphur at £2.59
Hagens H20 to go Water Bottle at £5.39
Portabowl at £9.99
Foldable Pet Dish – pack of 3 for £1.99
Johnson’s Travel-Eze tablets at £2.19
Sherley’s Cooling Tablets at £3.39

For more information contact:
Sarah Dufton or Charlotte Tyler at Tangerine PR
Tel: 0161 838 5757 / 07736 509630

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