Nine incredibly cute photos showing the creative ways you're keeping Fylde coast pets cool in the heatwave

It’s the hottest day of the year so far – so we spare a thought for our much-loved pets and how they cope in the sizzling heat.

The Fylde coast was covered in an amber weather warning yesterday and today due to the extreme heat which saw temperatures hit 29°C in Blackpool yesterday before climbing into the 30s today.

We asked our readers to share their photos on our Facebook page showing how they were keeping their pets cool today.

From dog ice lollies to cooling down in paddling pools, here are some of the adorable pictures you sent in.

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