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How to keep your dogs cool in hot weather

Here are Dogs for Good's top 10 tips for keeping your dog cool (and entertained) in hot weather, as recommended by their kennel and welfare team.

  1. Always allow access to plenty of fresh drinking water

  2. Freeze treats in water then allow your dog to dig them out of the ice. Banana, carrot or dog biscuits all work well – the perfect canine lollipop!

  3. Put a paddling pool in your yard for your dog to play in, you can throw in toys to add to the fun!

  4. Walk your dog where there is access to clean water e.g. a clean stream

  5. Soak kibble in lots of water then stuff a kong or hollow bone and freeze it

  6. Allow your dog to play under a sprinkler or hose pipe

  7. Take your dog under the shade of a tree for a sniff about rather than a walk

  8. Take towels or a cool blanket which can be soaked regularly in cool water to drape over your dog

  9. Try to allow a breeze to circulate where your dog is resting by using a fan or open door as appropriate

  10. Finally, never leave your dog enclosed in a hot conservatory or car. A car can become as hot as an oven very quickly, even when it doesn’t feel that warm. When it’s 22 degrees outside, it can reach an unbearable 47 degrees within the hour in a car. Find more advice on the RSPCA website.

How soon is too soon to leave your baby and go and party?

Kim Kardashian's little sister Kylie Jenner has been 'mum shamed' online for leaving her two month old baby Stormi to go away to the music festival Coachella. Some people have called Kylie 'selfish' and a 'bad mother' for leaving her baby, but others have said there is nothing wrong with it and that life doesn't end just because you're a parent. So, is it selfish to go on holiday without your baby?

Millionaire mum Tamara Ecclestone hasn’t left her four-year-old daughter even for one night but mum Mel Fallowfield went on a night out when her son was just three weeks old.

The grandmother who shot an intruder with a crossbow

For most people, the prospect of an armed gang breaking into your home would be a terrifying ordeal, but 49-year-old Anji Rhys took the intrusion in her stride as she knew exactly what to do and more importantly how to defend herself and her family.

After reaching for her crossbow, the grandmother put her skills to the test as she took on the armed gang in a fight which only saw one winner. Anji Rhus joins us today alongside her partner Becky to talk about her act of bravery and why Britain needs to fight back against intruders.

Coming up on Friday's show

On Friday's show with Ruth and Eamonn - after Kylie Jenner was mum shamed online for leaving her two-month-old baby Stormi to go away to the music festival Coachella,
we're asking: how soon is too soon to leave your baby?

Plus we're be chatting to Christine McGuinness about her twins' autism diagnosis and Johnny Vegas will be telling all about the new series of Home From Home.

Join us for all this and more from 10:30 on ITV!

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Zoe Ball: Tough challenges and new beginnings

It’s been a tough year for Zoe Ball, but last month she captured the hearts of people across the nation with her incredible, emotional and uplifting 350-mile cycling journey from Blackpool to Brighton to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Zoe's Sport Relief challenge raised over £1,000,000 and created unparalleled awareness about the devastating effects of suicide on family and friends

Today Zoe joins us to talk about getting on her bike, her new weekend ITV show, and her role as host of the BBC’s coverage of the Queen’s 92nd birthday bash.