Summertime is our favourite time of the year, with longer days, warmer weather and holidays, what’s not to love! But, at the same time, it can be challenging for our furry friends. While their thick fur keeps them warm during winter, having a thick coat can turn into an issue when the weather warms up. Humans cool themselves by sweating, and dogs by panting, but the main way for cats to avoid overheating is to stay away from the sun and the heat in general. So to make everything easier and more comfortable for your cats in summer, we have prepared 6 tips for you.
The cooler the environment that your cat is in, the better.
Make some bare floor available
Provide plenty of cool water
Try to avoid car trips
Make sure your cat has shade
Keep an eye on your kitty
Check up on your friend often for any sign of overheating or discomfort. If you see your cat panting, breathing rapidly, experiencing sweaty feet or acting restless, it may be a sign that your cat is overheated and you should call your vet.
If you’re worried about leaving your cat during the summer, book a Mad Paws cat sitter to pop in and check, change water and help keep your cat happy during the warm weather.