Now that it’s summer, it’s important for pet parents to understand how the warmer weather can affect their pets. cat care tips – Cats love the summer, and it’s obvious why — cats enjoy basking in the sun just like many of their pet parents! They are also spectators and enjoy all the increased activity around them – birds chirping and critters outside scurrying about.
Here are seven cat care tips from our friends at Nutram Pet Products to help you make the most out of summer with your feline friends, while keeping them safe.
1. Get your cat micro-chipped – Many cats experience Feline Spring Fever, where they wake up earlier, and have the desire to go outside more and release some of their boundless energy. As a safety precaution, get your cat micro-chipped and/or outfit them with an ID tagged-collar in case they slip outside and potentially get lost.
2. Find your cat a nice indoor, sunbathing spot – Not only does your cat love the sun, he/she will also become a more avid birdwatcher during the summer months. If you’re planning on keeping your cat indoors at all times, then it’s a good idea to give them a window perch to settle down on.
3. Purchase a secure cat harness (if you’ll be letting your cat outdoors) – There is nothing wrong with letting your feline friend enjoy the direct sunlight in your garden, but ensure your cat wears a properly fitted cat harness so he/she doesn’t get loose. Make sure you provide enough slack in line so your cat can enjoy the outdoors, but not too much leeway, to avoid going too far from home, or getting tangled on other objects. You should always supervise your cat when he/she is outdoors.
4. Make your garden pet-friendly – Besides having a cat harness and long line ready, it’s important to make sure the products you are using in your garden (including pesticides) are pet-friendly. Always check the labels before purchasing. Make sure your plants aren’t harmful for your cat in the event that they take a nibble. When in doubt, ask the professionals at your garden center.
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