Is it safe for pets to sleep in an air-conditioned room? Experts weigh in

Are have officially arrived in India and as the temperature continues to rise with each passing day, it is important to protect yourself against Heat wave. The summer season is also a difficult time for pets who are at risk of suffering from heat-related illnesses. dehydrationheat stroke diarrhea. To avoid these health problems, pet owners should provide a cool place for their four-legged friends and make fresh water available at all times. Hot months can also be difficult for dogs, as their time spent outdoors is reduced due to excessive heat. Pet owners are advised to only take them out early in the morning and late in the evening, when the temperature outside is unbearably hot. (Also read: 5 reasons why your dog has trouble falling asleep)

Hot months can also be difficult for dogs, as their time spent outdoors is reduced due to excessive heat. (Free)

Plus, as the mercury continues to rise, many of us rely on air conditioning to keep us cool while we sleep. It’s also not uncommon for people to leave the air conditioning on even during the day when temperatures are high. However, many of us are unsure whether air conditioning is safe for our pets or not. Experts say air conditioning is largely safe for pets and can also prevent certain conditions like heatstroke that can be fatal for pets.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Pet Air Conditioning

“As a veterinarian, I believe there are both pros and cons to letting your pet sleep in an air-conditioned room during the summer. On the professional side, air conditioning can provide relief for animals sensitive to heat. heat and humidity. This is especially true for flat-faced breeds, such as bulldogs and pugs, as well as older pets or those with respiratory or cardiovascular problems. Keeping your pet cool can also help prevent heatstroke, which can be life-threatening,” explains Dr Lalit Kenjale, Veterinarian at Wiggles MyVet.

“On the other hand, air conditioning can also have some disadvantages. On the one hand, it can be expensive to run an air conditioning unit all day and night. Additionally, sudden temperature changes can be stressful for some animals, especially if they are used. “It’s also important to make sure your pet is well hydrated and not exposed to too cold air,” says Dr. Kenjale.

Devanshi Shah, founder and CEO of Petkonnect agrees that it is absolutely safe for a pet to sleep in an air conditioner.

“In fact, some breeds like huskies need air conditioning if adopted and living in cities like Mumbai where the weather conditions are extreme, especially in summer. However, one should be careful and not experience immediate changes in temperature , inside and outside the AC environment,” adds Shah.

“Overall, while air conditioning can provide relief for pets during the summer, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons and make sure you’re providing a comfortable environment for your four-legged friend” , concludes Dr. Kenjale.

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