Tips from the CFA
Decide if you will keep your pets with you or move them elsewhere during fire risk days. The safest place to be is away from high-risk bushfire areas.
- If you choose to stay – confine your pets early inside a secure room, on a lead or in a carrier, clearly labelled with your contact details
- Have wet towels and woollen blankets to cover and protect your pets
- Have plenty of water for them to drink
- Make sure your pet is micro-chipped and wearing an identification tag
- Ensure all contact information is current
- Link an emergency contact in a different suburb to your records
- List where you could house your pets if you decide to leave early e.g. boarding kennel or a relative/friend’s place
- Ask neighbours to protect your pets if you are not at home during a bushfire
- Keep in contact with your neighbours to let them know your plans
- Keep your bushfire relocation kit for pets within easy reach
- Practise how you will move your pets if you leave. It takes longer than you think
Your Pet Bushfire Relocation Kit should include:
- Food and water
- A bowl for each pet
- A second collar and lead
- A carrier for cats and smaller pets
- Bedding and a woollen blanket
- A pet first-aid kit – seek your vet’s advice
- Their favourite toy
- Any medications, and details of what they are
- Your pet’s medical history, including proof of vaccination
- Your vet’s contact details
Warning signs of hyperthermia:
Heat stress in dogs and cats occurs when they are unable to maintain their normal body temperature. Warning signs are:
- Excessive panting
- If severe they will vomit
- Whining or agitation
Tips for keeping pets cool
- Fresh, cold water available at all times
- Shade or bring them inside into a cool room
- Wipe down with a cool, damp towel or leave wet towels out for them to lie on
- A wading pool for your dog if it will use it
- For cats, rub damp hands over their coat or tummy
- Ice blocks in your pet’s water bowl
- Ice in a pillow case and place it nearby
- Have your dog clipped if their coat is long and thick
- Never leave your pets in a vehicle on a hot day
Register your pet on the National Pet Register with its Microchip number
Woofs from KoKo
Moving homes is exciting but stressful at the same time and it is pretty much the same for pets as well. Pets can easily get nervous or anxious during the moving period. Taylors Relocations offers this easy-to digest guide can help you to ensure that bringing your furry friend along for the ride is less stressful for everyone.
Here am I with my new mate Digby who has come to live with us. He is a 5 years old Maltese Shihtzu (just like me) and loves to play fetch. He has taken a liking to my fluffy toys – especially my squeaky duck.
A Giant Ball Drop – at Doggies Day Out at Whiteman Park 1.00pm,
A raffle $5.00 each with a difference! 1,000 balls will be dropped from the sky, with 24 prizes up for grabs, plus a grand prize of a Houndstooth Studio pet photo shoot and $1,000 print pack.
Tickets available for sale prior to the event so be sure to have your tickets before then!
contact Whiteman Park website.
Hey – browsing the internet while my Mum is at work has its plus side.
I’ve discovered that Whiteman Park is hosting the 5th annual Doggies Day Out event this Spring!
Sunday 11 October, from 11.00am to 2.00pm, see everything a dog owner might need for their pet – from treats to accessories to vet care and local canine-focused services.
This special celebration of our four-legged friends proudly supports RSPCA WA and features the participation of over 40 pet-related exhibitors, including event sponsors FurBaby Boutique & Cafe and award-winning pet photographer, Houndstooth Studio.
There will also be fun activities for you and your beloved dog to enjoy throughout the afternoon:
- ‘Doggie’ face painting, balloon benders (into many doggy shapes) and a Scooby Doo bouncy castle for the kids
- RSPCA Dog Training and fundraising
- Pet contests throughout the day – whose pooch has the loudest bark, waggiest tail or is the smiliest?
- Dog treats and food
- An on-lead adventure course for pooches (fees apply)
- Hydrobaths and grooming, with part proceeds to RSPCA WA
- Homewares for your pet – from doggy doors to pet beds
- Information on local services for your pet
- Plus lots of great, tasty food, coffee and music for the humans!New this year is the Giant Ball Drop – a raffle with a difference! 1,000 balls will be dropped from the sky, with 24 prizes up for grabs, as well as the grand prize of a Houndstooth Studio pet photo shoot and $1,000 print pack. Tickets are just $5.00 each and will be available for sale prior to the event. The Giant Ball Drop will take place at Doggies Day Out at 1.00pm, so be sure to have your tickets before then!
Entry is free but a gold coin donation for the RSPCA WA will be most appreciated!
All dogs are welcome and encouraged to attend the event which is located opposite the main playground in the village, but must be on a lead at all times (unless inside the Dog Park). Dogs requiring muzzles by law must have one on at all times.
For more information on this event, please visit the Whiteman Park website.
Monday afternoon Dumpling and I had a bit of a tiff. He kept trying to borrow my little orange toy but I was being very possessive and gave him a hard time. I barked sharply every time he came near me. I was not like my usual chummy self. Anyway you can see we each won one tussle.
Later in Rokeby Rd we meet this cute eared fellow called Dexter
Woofs to all,KoKo