News Local Agriculture Ministry: Don't leave pets out in the cold

Agriculture Ministry: Don’t leave pets out in the cold

As temperatures drop, the Agriculture Ministry is appealing to everyone to remember that dogs, cats and other pets can get as cold as humans and can develop hypothermia.

“The widespread perception that all animals, due to their fur, are very resistant to cold, is not true. No pet should remain outside, at low temperatures, for long periods,” it said on its Facebook page.

If for any reason an animal should remain outside for a few hours, be sure to provide it with a warm, solid shelter, protected from the wind and rain.

The floor of the shelter must be raised from the ground and the mattress where the animal sleeps should be thick and warm. It is important that there is always access to fresh water.

“If you notice that your pet cries, shakes, looks restless or slows its movements, transport it immediately to a warm place and wrap it with a blanket, because these are signs of hypothermia. If the situation does not improve or gets worse, transfer it to a vet immediately,” the ministry concluded.

Top Stories

Republic delivers first dose of Pfizer vaccines to T/C community

The Cyprus Republic on Monday morning sent the first dose of 1000 Pfizer vaccines to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot community through the divided island’s...

Epidemiological indicators still below covid-19 safety levels

The epidemiological indicators in Cyprus are still below safety levels but the number of falling coronavirus test results recorded in recent days is encouraging, according...

Police issue 130 fines over breach of covid-19 restrictive measures

Police fined 127 individuals and 3 premises all across Cyprus over the past 24 hours for violations of COVID-19 measures. They had carried out a...

Cyprus President gets second dose of vaccine against covid-19

As vaccination against the coronavirus continues in Cyprus, President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday got the second dose of his vaccine. The President who said the...

Negative impact of lockdown on mental health of children, adolescents

The impact on mental health of children and adolescents from the coronavirus and protracted lockdown is very negative since these age groups are not...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...