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Climate change is affecting your pets too. Here's how to help them cope

Earth has just experienced its hottest month since records began and Australia is now gearing up for an El Niño-fuelled summer. Extreme heat isn’t just challenging for humans – it brings suffering to our beloved pets, too.
Research
I was involved in examined how climate change affects the welfare of animals, including pets. My colleagues and I used a concept for assessing animal welfare known as the “
five-domains model
”. It’s a science-based structure for examining an animal’s:
Nutrition
Environment
Physical health
Behaviour
Mental state
The model evaluates the complete physiological and behavioural responses of animals to environmental stressors. While the effects of climate change on animals have been studied before, ours is the first study to apply the model to animal welfare specifically.
We examined the academic literature and found climate change will harm animals across all five welfare domains. This applies to both wild and domesticated animals, including pets. So let’s take a look at how various types of pets will fare in a warming world – and how we can help them.



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  • Videlis Eddie

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    Amazing pets need a conducive environment too ...

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        • mercy nduta

          45 w

          To the pet lovers,here's an info not to miss.

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          • Jane Wangui

            45 w

            These pets do contribute in our life in one way or another.Some of them are companions and they deserve to live in a conducive environment.

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            • Grace Njeri

              45 w

              @jane_wangui Conducive environment for our pets is key!

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            • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

              45 w

              Great solution there.Thankyou for sharing

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              • Rashid Kamau

                45 w

                Our pet's diet also contributes to climate change.

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                • Ajema Lydiah

                  45 w

                  providing conducive environment for our pets is the best initiative to do

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                  • Komu Daniel

                    45 w

                    great article on the effects of climate change to animals

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      45 w

                      A reason to be more proactive in matters climate action. We must all fight climate change effects as one force.

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                    • walter lungayi

                      45 w

                      Great article

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