Taking care of your Cat

When the hot summer months kick in, everyone is affected by the heat and people try to find ways of cooling down. A cat, just like human beings need to be taken care of during summer in order to ensure it does not suffer from heatstroke or exhaustion. From time to time, you might be required to travel with your cat and when this happens, ensure you do not leave the cat in the car for long hours. If you have many errands to run and you won’t be able to move around with your cat, you are better off leaving it at home where it does not have to stay locked up.

When your cat is outdoors, you have he is well taken care of as well in order to ensure he does not succumb to extreme heat. In this regard, you should design a shady cool place with plenty of water where the cat can go and have a relaxing time. Just like people, when it is very hot, cats need to get as much water as possible in order to keep them cool. The best thing to do would be to ensure your cat is inside and not left out in the heat. Though you might be interested in cutting down energy costs, you should ensure the air conditioning is turned on and there is water is provided in plenty as well.

In addition to this, design a cat bed that will include icepacks which are towel wrapped and water. Incase you own a basement it is the ideal place to leave your cat during the day as it ensures he is well protected from heat. Before taking your cat to the basement, make sure that you give him water. Signs that your at is suffering from distress caused by heat include the following.

• Restless behavior. The cat will move from one area to another in search of a cool shade to hide.
• The cat will pant, drool or have sweaty pads.

With proper care, your cat should be able to live through the hot summer months comfortably.

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