Summer time is dangerous for rabbits for several reasons, especially outdoor rabbits. Can you imagine being confined to a small cage, in the summer heat, with a fur coat on?
A rabbits optimal temperature is 60-70 degrees. Heat strokes and exhaustion can begin being experienced in temperatures around the upper 80's, especially if the humidity is also high.
Whether you are icing your sore back, or giving an ice pack to your pet to battle the heat, you have to wrap the ice pack in a towel, right? This towel shifts, and doesn't stay in place, making icing your back difficult to keep covered. Plus, the towel doesn't stay long at all if you are providing for a pet.
A secure cover is needed especially if you are providing an ice pack like these gel packs to cool your pets. If the gel inside isn't non-toxic, you will need to ensure the fact that they will not be able to chew into it, plus it protects their skin from actually getting cold burned.
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