You don’t wear a jumper in summer so spare a thought for long haired dogs and cats…

Cats shed a great deal of fur in summer and eat a lot of it while grooming themselves. The result can be hairballs which go down and come back up again.

To ensure your cat and dog are comfortable this summer get a professional groomer to give them a haircut. If that’s not possible make sure they are in cool, shaded areas  with plenty of clean drinking water options.

And remember the brush is also your pets’ best friend. Regular brushing can make all the difference to your pets’ health and the hairballs you find around the house.

These tips proudly brought to you by Animal Welfare League Queensland – caring for South East Queensland’s pet community and  rehoming surrendered and abandoned animals for 57 years.