How to keep cats cool in summer?
encourage the cat to drink. Place the different bowls at different locations of the house and garden so that water is within easy reach and always available in case others are split or run out.Cats enjoy a snooze in the sunshine and when they feel too hot they change their place and moves to a shady area. Tiles and materials such as porcelain keep cool, so cats move towards them. Like tiles, kitchen floor or the bathroom.
An open window allows the breeze to pass through it and helps to provide a cool area to rest. Household fans can also be comfortable for the cats living there. Often brush the cat's hair. A well-groomed tangle-free coat will help to keep the cat cool.
If the cat has long fur, they feel more hot and uncomfortable. White and light colored cats also have pale skin and can have sunburn. Consult your veterinarian for cat clips that could help to keep them cool in hot weather. Cats with pink skin and fur coats were previously influenced by sunburn and skin cancer.
Cats are not very good at cooling down their body temperature, they quickly become overheated. Heat stress is a condition that affects the whole body. Fur baby affected by heat stress appears distressed and restless. A large amount of saliva starts coming out from the mouth and nose. Sometimes become unsteady on their feet, collapse and in a case can die from heat stress.
Some fur babies may also vomit and if you notice many little things, you may see their pulse is racing and their tongue appears red.Cats do not mind a little bit of moisture on their fur, especially when they see how it can cool them off. Cats cool themselves down is by grooming, which is nothing more than wetting their fur with saliva rather than water.
There should be plenty of shaded areas in the garden so that cat has the freedom to roam around in the outdoors. During summer days, an active cat quickly become exhausted and dehydrated. Cats can be affected by the sun in the same way humans are. They can also get heatstroke the same way and develop skin cancer from sunburns, even on cloudy days.
Cat's behavior and know the signs of heatstroke:
- Stretching out and breathing quickly
- Extreme worry and depression
- Skin hot to the touch
- Glazed eyes
- Vomiting and drooling