Cats seem to enjoy the summer months just as much as we do.
In fact, they probably love it more than we do as they can lounge around and
soak up the heat to their hearts content. Having said that, it is worth
remembering that some cats don’t deal with the heat as well as others. The care
you need to provide may also change slightly too. Here are some summer cat care
tips for any new cat owners or you’re preparing to adopt a cat this summer. If you’ve belonged to a cat for a long time
why not read through and see if we’ve missed anything. We’d love to hear your
own tips over on the ProtectaPet Facebook page.
- Treat your cat to some extra grooming sessions.
Cats do take care of themselves very well, but it’s a good idea to groom your
cat to help remove the loose long and thick fur.
- Check the garden and make sure you know the
names of all the flowers and plants that your cat has access to. Many plants
and flowers are toxic to cats and can even lead to fatalities. Remove or
block off any that are poisonous to cats.
- Ask your vet about suitable cat sunscreen if you
have a white cat or a very pale cat. The sunscreen can be applied to their ears
and the nose. Many of the sunscreens suitable for babies can be used on cats
but ask your vet if you’re not sure.
- Be extra vigilant of your cat’s food bowls,
especially if you feed wet or raw food. Flies just love to come along and lay
their eggs in cat food, gross!
- Ensure there is a constant supply of fresh
drinking water both inside and outside the house.
- Keep a close eye on your feline friends. There
have been multiple reports of cats being injured with airguns, reports of poisonings
and the Croydon Cat Killer is still attacking cats around the UK.
- Check all the labels of fertilizers, slug
pellets and ant powders to see if they’re harmful to cats. Ask your neighbours to
check too and keep cats indoors if you find they are using products that are
harmful to cats.
- Remember to check the garden shed and garages for
any wondering cats before you lock the doors. Cats just love to find a nice quiet hiding
place to have a quick snooze.
- Consider cat
proofing your garden with a cat containment system. This will give your cat
access to the outdoors while removing many of the dangers and risks.
- Make sure you have arranged suitable care for
your cats for when you’re going away on holiday. Don’t leave them alone to fend
Don't forget to share your favourite summer cat care tips over on our Facebook page. We'd also love to see photos of your cats enjoying the warmer weather, so come and share them with us too!