Help Your Cat Beat the Heat – Safety Tips for Summer
Summer is an excellent time of year for trips to the beach, camping and a variety of other outdoor activities. While you’re outside enjoying the warmest days of the year it’s important not to forget about your cat. This August has been extremely hot in Southern California. Help your feline friends beat the heat and stay safe with the following tips.
Never Leave Your Cat in the Car
We hear it all the time in regards to kids and dogs, but no creature should ever be left in a hot car. Vehicles can reach dangerous temperatures in just a few minutes. If you must take your cat out of the house, make sure that they stay with you wherever you go. If you will be running errands in places that do not allow pets, it’s a better idea to just leave them at home.
Keep Their Water Cool
Cats tend to drink a lot more when they are hot. Make sure that they always have plenty of clean, fresh water available. Keep your cat cool by adding a few ice cubes to their water.
Give Them a Cool Place to Sit
Even though indoor cats have plenty of shade, they love to sunbathe. Your cat can overheat and develop heat stroke from lying too long in direct sunlight. Give them a cool place to sit instead. Freeze a water bottle and wrap it up. Place it under a pile of blankets and place the pile in their favorite spot.
Open the Windows
Opening windows in the evening is an easy way to cool off your home. The house will collect cool air while you sleep. You can trap this cooler air inside by closing the windows in the morning. Just make sure that your screens are properly secured. Cats love to sit in windowsills and they can easily fall out.
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