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Methods to Cool Cats

Do you live with your pets in an area where summers are hot? If you don't have air conditioning, you may be concerned that your cat might pass out from the heat. Maybe the following questions are running through your mind: Will anything happen to them during the day when you leave? Does your cat sweat or is in a lot of pain?

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to keep your home cool enough for your furry friend.

A Poor Kitten in the Heat of Hell

When temperatures start to rise, your cat may be more comfortable than you think: Your cat's average body temperature stays around 39 degrees Celsius, according to The Washington Post. Because its ancestors evolved in the desert, they could get the moisture they needed from the things they ate.

Still, that doesn't mean he'll be safe and comfortable when locked in a warm house. Cats cannot sweat like humans. Instead, your cat needs to constantly release heat by laying on cool surfaces, breathing faster, and drinking cold water.

As a precaution, make sure your cat is comfortable by taking a few precautions around the house:

  • Put plenty of water everywhere:┬áSince water will evaporate faster in the summer months - and your cat won't tend to wander around the house as much - it's a good idea to keep a few bowls of cold water around the house. If your house consists of several floors, put a bowl on each floor. Placing the bowls under the chair or away from sunlight and cat food can make them more attractive. You can even put some water containers in the freezer overnight and fill them in the morning to keep the water colder for longer.
  • Homemade ice pack:┬áLeave a homemade ice pack where your cat likes to rest. When your cat gets too hot, a water bottle filled with ice wrapped in a towel is a good daytime nap companion. (Remember to put the container back in the freezer when you get home.) Never leave your cat alone with a commercially available ice pack, as the chemicals inside can be dangerous if it explodes or leaks.
  • Close the curtains:┬áBy darkening several rooms with curtains, you can limit the amount of sun and heat entering your home during the day. Not only will your cat be grateful for the shade you created, but you won't get hit by a heat wave as soon as you walk in the door.
  • Leave a fan running:┬áA small fan or two placed in the right spots will help with air circulation and keep your cat cooler throughout the day. If you don't want it to run all day, you can use a timer setting for the fan.
  • Build him a cool cave:┬áCats like to cool off under furniture, so raise your bed off the floor so they can spread out and sleep comfortably. Alternatively, draping a floor-length tablecloth across your kitchen table can give it an airy escape on a cool tile or wood floor.

Security Recommendations

Cats need water and fresh air to cool down, but too much of these is not always good. Make sure your cat can't access large bathtubs or swimming pools. Do not leave your bathtub or large buckets full of water as this can pose a drowning hazard. If you have a pool, make sure your cat can't access it when you're not home.

You should also be careful not to leave windows open. You should not leave heavy windows open when you are not at home, as cats may escape by pushing mosquito nets or a heavy window may suddenly close on them. Leave at least one window safely open for your pet to get fresh air. Placing a fan in front of a slightly open window allows air circulation without endangering your cat.

Cats Frustrated by the Heat: Warning Signs

Even if you do your best to help your cat cool down, there is always the possibility that cats will become overwhelmed by the heat. Heatstroke in cats is more common than others, especially in some breeds. According to Preventive Vet magazine, Persian cats and other flat-faced cats have a harder time cooling their bodies naturally than other breeds because they cannot breathe quickly for cooling purposes and are more prone to overheating.

If you notice excessive panting, rapid heartbeat, sunken eyes, or signs of less urine in your cat's litter box, your cat may be dehydrated and overheated. Check moisture levels by gently squeezing the skin between his neck and shoulder: Does it look "upright and perky"? Or does he go to bed immediately? If so, he is probably dehydrated and needs to be taken to the vet immediately. Afterwards, it may be necessary to give fluids with serum before the situation gets worse.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recommends that flat-faced cats, as well as cats that are elderly, obese, or have lung or heart problems, be closely monitored for heat exhaustion. If your cat is experiencing one of these conditions and you've tried every other way to keep him cool without air conditioning, it's time to talk to your veterinarian. The most important thing to remember is to be proactive and watch carefully when the thermometer is soaring so you can quickly detect and resolve signs of heat exhaustion.

Chrissie Klinger

Chrissie Klinger is a pet owner who enjoys sharing her home with her furry friends, her two children, and her husband. When she's not teaching, blogging, or reading, Chrissie enjoys spending time with all her family members. Her efforts are all about writing articles that help pet owners live more active and meaningful lives with their pets.

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