Belfast Telegraph

Friday 28 November 2014

Haye takes lead in weather paw-cast

David Haye is offering advice on keeping pets cooler over summer
David Haye is offering advice on keeping pets cooler over summer

In his boxing career he is known as the Hayemaker, but now former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye is running rings around a fresh battle - how to keep dogs cool on long hot summer days.

The owner of three chihuahuas, Haye has been picked to front a weather "pawcast" on YouTube to encourage dog owners to recognise the dangers their pets face on hot days.

"I hope that by presenting the weather for dogs I can encourage people that love dogs just as much as I do to be a bit more mindful of the weather and how it affects their pets," Haye said of the campaign, sponsored by insurance firm More Than.

The forecast takes in a Dog Temperature Risk Scale, developed by veterinary expert Robert White-Adams.

It highlights three risk ranges and offers advice on what pet owners can do to help their furry friends avoid health problems caused by a long hot summer.

It advises owners to get their pets clipped to a shorter coat, to make sure walks are taken in e arly morning or late at night when the temperature is cooler and to always take water with you on walks to help your dog keep its cool.

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