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Old 09-04-2015, 15:33
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Default Pets - Being aware of heat inside your Static Caravan

Please take this reminder in the spirit that it's meant - we can all misjudge the weather, and extreme heat can quickly build up inside your caravan, maybe at a slightly slower rate than a car, but your pets could be at grave risk if you leave them in it.

Time to get your oscillating fans out!


Here's some advice from the RSPCA, including how to treat your pet if it overheats - it doesn't hurt any of us to read it

http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwel.../dogsinhotcars

Hope this helps.
Here's a thread with tips for keeping your caravan cool in summer too (it's a bit chatty but there are tips along the way!)
http://www.gostatic.co.uk/showthread...an+cool+summer
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Excellent timing and a very important thread Ang.
Just as the weather warms up is potentially the most dangerous time for even caring pet owners to get caught out.
I have still seen dogs in cars in recent times with just one window left slightly open. Not nearly enough ventilation if the sun suddenly comes out while you are absent from the vehicle ( or caravan !! ).
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Please take this reminder in the spirit that it's meant - we can all misjudge the weather, and extreme heat can quickly build up inside your caravan, maybe at a slightly slower rate than a car, but your pets could be at grave risk if you leave them in it.

Time to get your oscillating fans out!


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Just pointing out that oscillating fans won't do much to keep dogs cool. Fans help people feel cool by circulating the air and evaporating perspiration. Since dogs don't perspire they can only cool themselves by panting - they can't take their fur coats off, either.

So don't think that your dog will be all right if the fan is on. It won't.

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Just pointing out that oscillating fans won't do much to keep dogs cool. Fans help people feel cool by circulating the air and evaporating perspiration. Since dogs don't perspire they can only cool themselves by panting - they can't take their fur coats off, either.

So don't think that your dog will be all right if the fan is on. It won't.

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Thanks batman, I was thinking moving the air around, it definitely makes a difference to the air temp in our caravan, we have a room thermometer we use, it's often too hot for our dogs on the decking, but with blinds drawn, middle door from bedrooms closed, and fan on it makes the room cooler for them
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We've just bought an air conditioner / dehumidifier for the caravan. At least the pooches will have somewhere cool when summer starts (we're NOT even considering the weather will be less than perfect!).
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We've just bought an air conditioner / dehumidifier for the caravan. At least the pooches will have somewhere cool when summer starts (we're NOT even considering the weather will be less than perfect!).
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Thanks batman, I was thinking moving the air around, it definitely makes a difference to the air temp in our caravan, we have a room thermometer we use, it's often too hot for our dogs on the decking, but with blinds drawn, middle door from bedrooms closed, and fan on it makes the room cooler for them
Try without the drawn blinds and with windows closed - you'll find the fan makes no difference to the temperature at all - unless it makes it hotter at floor level.

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even in the winter our max min thermometer rises to unbelievable temperatures in the 30s when it is locked up and the sun comes out.
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