As the summer heat rises, it's essential to ensure the well-being of our feline companions. In this article, we'll provide practical tips to help your cats stay safe and beat the heat.
We're thrilled to introduce Dr. med. vet. Leslie Wohlgroth, our esteemed veterinarian partner, who specializes in feline cat care. With her expert tips, your cats will stay cool and comfortable during the hottest days of summer.
It's essential to understand the dangers that extreme heat poses to our feline friends. Cats can't regulate their body temperature as effectively as humans. They rely on sweating through their paws and to a lesser extent through their nose. While this sweating provides some limited cooling effect, it is not sufficient to cope with extreme heat. As a result, cats often seek out cool places to lie down and reduce their body temperature.
Hydration through Wet Food: One effective way to keep your cats hydrated during the hot summer days is by feeding them more wet food. Wet food has a higher moisture content, ensuring that your furry friends stay properly hydrated, and reducing the risk of dehydration.
Leslie's secret tip for the best extra portion of hydration:
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements Hydra Care is a nutrient-enriched water that promotes hydration in cats. It contains nutritional osmolytes, which aid in the absorption of water at a cellular level and helps cats get the hydration they need. Just add Hydra Care to your feline's wet food meal and they will stay more hydrated during summer.
Stay Indoors: On scorching hot days, it's best to keep your cats indoors. The indoor environment provides a cooler and safer space for them. However, if your cats enjoy spending time outside, consider letting them out during the cooler evenings when the temperature drops.
Air Conditioning: An air conditioning unit allows you to keep indoor spaces cool so that your cat, and you, can escape the heat whenever needed.