As the temperatures rise, it's essential to ensure our feline friends stay cool and comfortable. While cats are generally adept at managing their body temperature, they can still benefit from a little extra help during scorching summer months. In this blog, we'll share 5 of our top tips to help you cat beat the heat whilst having some fun along the way. So, grab a cold beverage, relax, and tuck in.
1. Ice Treats Galore
Who doesn't love a tasty treat to beat the summer heat? Cats are no exception! Creating some refreshing ice treats to keep your furry friend purring with delight is easy af. Simply blend together some wet cat food and water, poor into an ice cube tray and serve them as cool, lick-able delights. You can also add a few small pieces of fruit for added flavour if your little highness will like it. Just remember to remove any seeds beforehand to ensure your cat's safety. Whilst your kitty may love them, like with anything, make sure to not over-do the icy treats as just like you, your kitty could get a wee bit of "brain freeze".
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2. Chill-Out Zone
Create a cool and cozy chill-out zone for your cat to escape the blazing sun. Set up a comfy bed, light blanket or cardboard box in a shaded area of your home, away from direct sunlight. Cats love finding cool spots, so consider placing the bed near a fan or air conditioning vent. To amp up the chill factor, sprinkle some baking soda on the bed before your cat settles in. This natural cooling agent will help keep your furry friend feeling fresh. You'll likely notice your kitty seeking out cool surfaces naturally, so don't be surprised if you find them lounging in the sink or on your cool tiles.
3. H 2 O Fun
Hydration is key to keeping your cat cool and healthy, so make sure they have access to fresh, cool water at all times. You can make drinking water more exciting by providing a cat-friendly water fountain. Cats are naturally attracted to running water, and a fountain can entice them to drink more. Alternatively, try dropping a few ice cubes into their water bowl for an extra refreshing touch. Remember to regularly clean and refill the water to keep it enticing.
4. Cool Playtime
Engaging your cat in cool playtime activities is a fantastic way to beat the heat while keeping them entertained. Freeze a few ice cubes and watch your kitty scrabble about with them on the floor. You could even try freezing some of their smaller toys within an ice block. As the ice melts, your cat will enjoy the stimulating challenge of freeing their toys from the frozen blocks. This engaging game provides mental stimulation while helping them stay cool. Plus, it's always amusing to watch their adorable antics!
5. Shades of Cool
Just like humans, cats can benefit from UV protection, especially outdoor cats. Make sure to find a pet-safe sunscreen that's titanium dioxide based and doesn't contain any zinc oxide. You can also protect them from the elements by locking up that cat flap during the hottest hours around mid-day.
Congratulations, cool cat parent! You now have a collection of educational and amusing tips to keep your feline friend feeling breezy and content during the sizzling summer months. From ice treats and chill-out zones to water play and stylish sun cream, these ideas will help you create a fun-filled cool cat oasis. Remember, keeping your cat cool is crucial for their well-being, so stay informed and get creative. Happy chilling, and enjoy the summer adventures with your feline companion!
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