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    How to avoid heatstroke in cats?

    Articlegeneral cat adviceWednesday 08 June 2011

    There are several things you might do to prevent heatstroke in your cat. First of all, you can help your kitten to survive hot weather by keeping it indoors in a cool interior room and even by rubbing it down with a damp towel or by wrapping a cold compress around its neck. The good idea is also to put frozen peas in a plastic bag and a towel and place it in your cat’s bedding so it can enjoy its private spa in the hot weather.

    Remember not to leave your pet in a parked car (it also refers to cooler months) and if travelling with your kitten, don’t forget to provide adequate ventilation. Make sure your cat has an adequate supply of fresh and cool water or even provide it in several bowls of cool water indoors and outdoors. Try to add an ice cube… might be a good idea to cool the water and attract your cat’s attention!

    If you notice any of the signs of heatstroke mentioned here, try to cool your cat down as quickly as possible by immersing it in cool water, wrapping it with wet towels and get the vet immediately. Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition.

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