Summertime is a great time for your cat to get some sunshine and fresh air! However, with the high temperatures and the beaming sun rays, there are some things to keep in mind and to prevent when letting your cat outside. Here are some summer safety tips for your cat.
Provide a full water bowl for your cat so that it may stay hydrated. Place it under some shade to avoid rapid evaporation, and refill frequently if needed.
Make sure that throughout the day, your cat will always have a provision of shade to get out of the sun and cool down. If you tie your cat to something, make sure that as the sun moves, your cat will still have shade to lie in.
Believe it or not, cats can get sunburnt. They typically get sun mostly on the tips of their ears. It is important to bring your cat in the house for a little bit, especially if there is not much shade around to protect them from the sun.
Do not leave your cat in the car under any circumstances! The temperature of a car in the summer can increase very quickly, and your cat can easily suffer from a heat stroke.
Fleas and Ticks
Keep in mind that cats going outside are at a huge risk of getting fleas and ticks. Make the actions necessary to prevent your cat from getting fleas and ticks. Check your cat if you can when it comes inside, and take off anything you can before letting it roam the house and furniture.
Keep an eye out for any bee nests around the house. Pets tend to be intrigued with bees and other insects, and try to play with or eat them. Try your best to get rid of any nests, and/or keep your cat away from them.
Probably the most important thing is to keep an eye on the temperature outside, and to keep your cat inside of it is too hot and sunny. If your cat is outside, periodically check any doors and windows to make sure whether or not they want to come back in to cool down.
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