Via Wild Card Brewing Co

Summer weather seems to be welcoming us with arms wide open as a heatwave is expected to hit Egypt starting tomorrow, Monday the 1st of June. Temperatures will be rising gradually and will peak on Wednesday.

Today, Sunday, the weather is moderate, recording highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. However, tomorrow, Cairo’s weather is expected to rise to 35°C, then gradually increase until it peaks at 39°C on Wednesday.

As for other governorates, weather conditions are also moderate today, but according to Egypt’s Meteorological Authority, temperatures in Upper Egypt will record whopping highs of 43°C during the heatwave.

Of course, everyone is advised to take safety precautions. But while you may already know that you should stay hydrated and wear lots of sunscreen, you may forget about pets. Here are some tips to help you care for your pets these coming days.

No daytime walks

Fact: The sun heats the pavement, like really hot. If you can’t hold your hand on the ground, you don’t want their paws touching it either. The best times to walk are early in the morning and last thing at night, when everything is cooler (or, these days, just before curfew). You can also apply pet-safe sunscreen on their nose and tips of the ears before leaving the house.

Water, water, water

Keep your furry friends hydrated and always make sure their bowl of water is filled. You can also add a couple of ice cubes to keep it cool.

Keep their bodies cool

Place a running fan in the area where they spend most of their time, preferably a shady one. An alternative would be to give them showers whenever you can. Having a body covered in fur with that weather, it’s not fun. 

Final Thoughts

We know you can sometimes drive around with your pets for whatever reason, but if there’s any chance you have to leave them in the car to run a quick errand, don’t do it! If the AC’s off and the pet will be unattended, just don’t. 

Also, don’t forget about stray animals! Your pets, luckily, have shelter and a caring friend, but these poor animals don’t. The least you can do is place a water bowl at the entrance of your building. You can also do the same thing in your balcony or window for the birds.