Cats in summer : 5 tips to bear the heat better

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It was hot, very hot these last weeks, and even if our distant ancestors lived in the desert, we have to protect ourselves from the heat during the day all the same. Here’s a brief reminder of summer best practice ; this advice is also valid for bipeds.
5 tips to bear the heat by Pixie

5 tips to bear the heat better in summer

  • Always have some water available to hydrate you (inside and outside).
  • Stay in the shade and cool during the hottest hours of the day : the cool of the ground under bushes, or the cool of the stone floor in the house are very pleasant and contribute to your comfort. And if you’re lucky enough to have conditioned air, enjoy it !
  • Reduce your activity : keep your energy for playing or hunting at dawn, twilight, or during the night.
  • Ask your human to keep the house as cool as possible by closing blinds or shutters.
  • Ask your human to pet you regularly with a wet wash glove : that’s so good !
  • And why not to play with some water to cool your paws ? A basin with some water, toys which float, treats to be caught in small cups, here we are !

5 tips to bear the heat by Zorro

34 thoughts on “Cats in summer : 5 tips to bear the heat better

  1. Teddy

    It’s been horribly hot here too and the first thing I want to do when I come back inside is have a BIG drink of water. I’m a “faucet drinker” but Mom recently tried letting the sink fill up with water like a little pond and I really love dangling my paws in it AND drinking from it while I lounge on the counter. We leave a bowl of water out on our front porch for passersby who might need a slurp. STAY COOL!

    Hugs, Teddy

  2. Katie Kat and Katie the Mom

    Thank you for the tips to keep cool! We are very glad that we are inside. There are kitties we know of though that are outside and we try to help them with cool water, food and lots of shade.

    Purrz from the Katie Katz

    Also our guest kittty, Katie Kat had five kittens yesterday!

  3. World Of Animals, Inc.

    Yes, summertime can be very hard for our little fur babies. Thanks for sharing these tips, so maybe pet owners can help with cooling down and protecting their cat. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  4. Marv

    Great hints! We have finally got some heat here in Vancouver, but it is not as hot as it could be and it could get worse!

  5. Little Binky and Granny

    Great tips, Pixie. I’m not allowed anymore to stay in the heat in the afternoon, it makes me sick, so she takes me inside until the late afternoon, so I can bear the heat 🙂 Pawkisses for a COOL Summer 🙂 <3

  6. Valentine

    Oh yes! All good! I lounge on the floor in the bedroom closet when the house gets toasty inside, ’cause the closet seems to stay cool. Lounging under the ceiling fan feels very nice too. Mom will occasionally put an ice cube in my water dish. I’m fascinated when it makes snapple noises as it slowly disappears! Tee hee hee.

  7. easyweimaraner

    that are great ideas to beat the heat… the ice cubes in our bowl sadly landed on the sofa and on the floor… we sorted them all out before we had a drink LOL

  8. Eastside Cats

    I’ve always wondered if the constant noise of a fan is irritating to a kitties highly-tuned ears!?! Thankfully, today is the last day in the really hot weather; storm front moving in soon. I worry about Angel who lives upstairs where is gets hotter, and of course The ‘O’ Cats were live outside, but they have cool shade to nap in (under the wide leaves of the hosta plants.

  9. da tabbies o trout towne

    wavez two ewe pixie N zorro….manee thanx for de tipz…..we wood like ta roll in ice rite now but if we taked it out doorz it wood knot bee ice any mor like in 1.3 minitz !!! 😉 ♥♥

  10. Colehaus Cats

    This information can’t possibly be shared enough, especially at this time of year and with everywhere being so hot and dry. Thanks for this timely post!

    Thank you, also, for your kinds words today over our loss of sweet Sunny. We very much appreciate them, take comfort with them, and know that Sunny’s spirit does as well.

  11. Cathy Keisha

    Great tips! We have ac but when it wasn’t working TW tried to use her hand hands to cool me off and I left her hands bloody. She ain’t doing that again.

  12. Mary McNeil

    Purrayers abd Power of the Paw to all the people and animals suffering in this unprecdented heat !

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