A dog grooming salon is considering rescheduling appointments because of the heatwave that has hit Cumbria.

The heat wave is a problem because dogs are badly affected by heat.

It is very dangerous to leave a dog in a hot car for example, and several warning have come out to make sure that owners of dogs are being careful and mindful of their pet’s wellbeing.

The Dog Room in Cockermouth announced this morning that it will need to consider whether or not they will be fulfilling appointments because it could cause problems for the dogs’ health.

A spokesperson from the company said: “We hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend in the glorious sunshine.

“Due to the weather forecast for this week we are re-evaluating the situation daily as to whether it is too warm to have dogs in the salon.

“The welfare of our clients is our upmost priority, it would not be fair to bring dogs in and have dryers on them for 35-40 minutes whilst the salon is already warm.

“We will assess the situation throughout the day and week and we will be in contact with clients booked in if we feel it’s best to reschedule.

“Take care guys and make sure to keep your beautiful pooches hydrated and cool.”

The RSPCA give out warnings about dogs in hot weather often, and its current advice for dog owners during high temperatures is to never leave animals in hot cars, conservatories, outbuildings or caravans on a warm day(even if only for a short while.

When it’s 22°C outside, temperatures can quickly rise to 47°C in these environments which can result in death.

On hot days, use pet safe sun cream on exposed parts of your pets skin, such as the tips of their ears and nose, to avoid sunburn.

This is especially important if your dog has white or light-coloured fur as they can be very vulnerable to getting burnt.

Ensure pets always have access to shade and fresh drinking water to help keep them cool.

Dogs can die in hot cars as well, and the RSPCA has a website dedicated to the awareness of this issue.

RSPCA has issued advice for people if they encounter a dog in a hot car, which is to establish the animal’s health and condition.

If they’re displaying any signs of heatstroke dial 999 immediately, take pictures or videos of the dog and the names and numbers of witnesses to the incident, the law states that you have a lawful excuse to commit damage if you believe that the owner of the property that you damage would consent to the damage if they knew the circumstances.