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The Veterinary Services Administration of Luxembourg's Ministry of Agriculture, Viticulture and Rural Development has issued a series of guidelines for the owners of domestic, production and breeding animals in light of the current heatwave.

In view of the high temperatures announced for the next few days, the Veterinary Services Administration has called on pet and livestock owners to guarantee the well- being of their animals and to respect the following measures:

  • animals must have water in sufficient quantity and quality at their disposal;
  • animals must not be left (not even for a short time) in parked vehicles exposed to the sun;
  • animals cannot be forced into excessive physical exercise during the hottest hours of the day;
  • animals kept outside must have adequate natural or artificial shelter in order to protect themselves from the sun.

According to Luxembourg's weather portal, MeteoLux, maximum temperatures are expected to reach up to 32 °C on Friday 17 June and up to 35 °C (northern Luxembourg) to 37 °C (southern Luxembourg) on Saturday 18 June 2022.