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How can I keep a rabbit cool?

As pointed out in the question What temperature ranges are appropriate for a pet rabbit? temperatures above 85 °F (29 °C) are hazardous to rabbits. How can I help my rabbit stay cool in warm ...
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Should you shave a Norwegian Forest cat for summer? If so, how?

They have the double coat so it is not the same as other cat breeds. It gets hot and humid here in Saitama, Japan. While we use aircon, we do tend to leave it off when going out and my 8 year old cat ...
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How can I keep a rabbit warm?

I was thinking about my sister's rabbit today, who she keeps indoors. Her house doesn't always keep a stable temperature, as it is mostly wood-heated. It is getting warmer out, so I suspect there won'...
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How can I determine the temperature when my dog needs to wear a coat?

I have a short haired mutt who gets cold easily. How can I figure out the temperature when he needs a coat and when he doesn't need one?
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What temperature ranges are appropriate for a pet rabbit?

I have seen rabbits on TV living everywhere from the arctic to the desert. Can I expect a pet rabbit to do well in the same range of temperatures as their wild cousins? If not what temperature ...
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Why do groomers tell you not to shear a long-haired dog in warm weather?

Specifically, I have a Great Pyrenees. I've had groomers tell me that a dog's fur keeps them cool in hot weather as well as keeping them warm in cold. This argument holds as long as the environment is ...
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When does a dog need to wear a jacket or sweater?

I live in the northeast United States, and the weather can become fairly cold here in the winter. Jackets and sweaters for dogs seem to be popular around here, but are they necessary? I can ...
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What are the ways to help my cats feel better during a heatwave?

Recently, the majority of UK was hit with heatwaves, and as I am writing this, it's a flaming 90 °F (32 °C). Comparisons aside, it is the hottest it has been in the past few years, for London. Since ...