Keeping your cat cool during the Spring and Summer months is important for their comfort and health. Being a professional cat sitter in Northern Pinellas County Florida, one of our busiest times of the year is in the warmer months. We visit a lot of cats over these months and in our line of work are constantly concerned about the comfort of the cats in our care. Here is a list of our best practice to ensure your cat stays cool and comfortable during the warmer months:

Provide Shade: Ensure that your cat has access to shaded areas indoors by keeping curtains and/or blinds closed during the hottest parts of the day to block out direct sunlight.

Fresh Water: Always provide fresh, cool water for your cat to drink. Consider adding ice cubes to their water bowl to keep it cooler for longer.

Ventilation: Keep the air circulating in your home by using fans or air conditioning. Also, when leaving town on your trip, put the ac thermostat on a reasonable temperature to ensure your cats remain cool and comfortable.

Cool Surfaces: Place cool surfaces for your cat to rest on, such as tiled floors or cooling mats. You can also place a damp towel in a shady spot for them to lie on.

Grooming: Regular grooming helps to remove excess fur and keeps your cat’s coat in good condition, which can help them stay cooler. However, be cautious not to shave your cat’s fur unless recommended by a veterinarian, as their coat provides insulation against both hot and cold temperatures.

Limit Pool Lani or Patio Time: During the hottest parts of the day, it’s best to not allow your cat out on your pool lanai or screened in porch.

Avoid Hot Cars: Never leave your cat unattended in a parked car, even for a short period. Cars can quickly heat up to dangerous temperatures, even with the windows cracked.

Frozen Treats: Consider giving your cat frozen treats, such as ice cubes or frozen cat-friendly snacks, to help them cool down and stay hydrated.

By following these best practices, you can help ensure that your cat stays cool and comfortable during the summer months.

Do you need quality cat care this Spring or Summer? MEOW! A Cat Sitting Company would love to care for your cat (s).

Contact us today by calling or texting us at: 727-386-9040.