Brussels City Administration published some tips during a heat wave
High temperatures and heat waves are becoming more common. The following tips and good habits will help you keep cool in hot weather.
Drink water on a regular basis
Keep the house cool and close curtains until the evening
Stay in touch with your loved ones
Eat light and enough
Better avoid alcohol
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The City of Brussels sets up a heat wave plan each summer. People who suffer from isolation or who are in a precarious situation can take their precautions and register at:
0800 35 550 (during office hours)
How to help your pet?
Pets suffer from the heat, too. Here are some tips to keep them cool:
Provide shaded areas in your home.
Provide plenty of water for your pet.
Spray your pet lightly with water to cool it down.
Prefer wet food for dogs and cats. New or exotic pets (herbivores and omnivores) are best fed water-rich foods (fruits and vegetables) such as (water) melon or cucumber.
Remember to brush especially long-haired pets and remove the dead hairs.
Never leave your pet alone in a vehicle.
Be alert for symptoms of sunstroke. If you notice the following, consult your veterinarian immediately: very rapid panting, increased body temperature, trembling, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of consciousness etc.