Keeping Your Cat Cool on Hot Sumer Days
Hot summer days are here and that means providing fresh water for your cat is extremely important. On super hot days even healthy pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke or sunburn. Cat parents need to take extra precautionary steps to help keep their cats safe and healthy this summer.
Water is essential to your cat’s overall health and well-being. Water supports vital organ functions and is responsible for important bodily functions including digestion and waste removal. Unlike our bodies, which are made up of 55-60 percent water, a cat’s body is made up of 80 percent water, and can result in serious health issues if a cat becomes dehydrated.
Dehydration occurs when fluid levels drop to less than normal, due to either reduced water intake or increased fluid loss. You want to make sure your cat has access to plenty of clean, fresh water especially on hot days.
Free-Falling Water Fountains Are Perfect for Cats
One way to help ensure your cat is receiving enough clean, fresh water is with the use of a pet fountain. Cats prefer to drink from a moving water source so providing filtered, oxygenated water entices your cat to drink more and get the hydration needed to keep them healthy.
We keep a PetSafe water fountain in the sunroom during the hot summer months to make it easier for Annie, Eddie and Mercy to stay hydrated. Sometimes we toss in a few ice cubes to keep the water cool and Annie loves to play with ice cubes.
PetSafe is Sponsoring Pet Hydration Awareness Month
PetSafe is sponsoring Pet Hydration Awareness Month in July to help cat parents learn more about the importance of proper cat hydration. PetSafe developed an infographic outlining important facts about your cat and their hydration needs. The infographic shows the recommended daily water intake for pets, one ounce per pound of body weight, and the steps to take if a pet becomes dehydrated.
The PetSafe Pagoda Drinking Fountain Giveaway
One member of The Tiniest Tiger community will receive the PetSafe Pagoda Water Fountain in the new Taupe color. If you can’t wait, you can learn more about the PetSafe fountains here: PetSafe Free-Falling Water Fountains
How to Enter
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Leave a comment below this post telling us: How you provide fresh water for your cat and why you would like to win the PetSafe Pagoda Fountain.
This giveaway is open to USA only due to weight of package.