How to Keep your Cat Cool on Hot Days
While we can cool off by jumping in the pool or sipping an iced tea, our fur-babies struggle to stay chilled as temperatures soar. Yep, it sure can be hot wearing a fur coat all year around – but there are things we can do to help keep Mr Whiskers chilled.
Here are our favourite tips for cooling a cat:
Make catsicles. Easy to make, these popsicles for cats are a tasty, cooling treat. All you need to do is place wet cat food in the bottom of a plastic cup or ice-cube tray and freeze it overnight. Then, tip it out onto the feeding tray. Yum!
A dripping tap. We do NOT want to encourage water wastage, but on those extra hot days it sometimes helps to keep a tap dripping ever so slightly. This way your kitty will have a source of fresh, cool water to sip. Alternatively, make sure there are extra water bowls dotted around the house.
Add water to food. Keeping food more moist than usual is a simple way to keep your cat hydrated.
A place to chill. Always make sure there is a shady spot with a draft. Cool stone floors or walls are always popular. Move your kitty’s favourite cushions there if necessary. Close the curtains to keep the sun out.
Ice, ice baby. Fill a water bottle with ice and put it in the freezer over night. The next day, take it out and cover in a towel, before placing it in your fur babies favourite spot. You can also pop an ice-cube in your cat’s water bowl before you head out.
All easy to do, these are worth the effort to keep our cats cool – after all we are here to serve!
If anyone knows how to keep kitties cool, it’s the Aussies: