Does your cat spend the majority of her summer seeking out cool napping spots? We suspect that the answer to that one is a yes. Hot weather can be tough on kitties! One way for you to help Fluffy beat the heat is to offer her some frozen snacks. A Scottsdale, AZ vet suggests some good ones in this article.
Kitty Ice Cream
Real ice cream isn’t good for Fluffy, but you can actually buy some made for kitties. You can also give her some plain frozen yogurt. Add things like tuna, shredded deli meat; or plain, boneless chicken or turkey for extra purrs. Another option is to freeze some cat milk, which you can find in many pet stores.
Sodium-free broth is actually a wonderful summer treat for cats. It contains electrolytes, which helps your furry pal stay hydrated. Offer Fluffy a chilled bowl on sweltering days.
Another thing you can do is just keep Fluffy’s wet cat food in the fridge. Your kitty may enjoy having her dinner slightly chilled!
Put some shaved ice into your feline friend’s bowl. Then, dribble some tuna juice over it. You can also use gravy or organic baby food. Just read the labels, and make sure the ingredients are all safe. Avoid anything with garlic, onions, scallions, or chives; grapes, currants, or raisins; or xylitol.
Get some wet food that has a lot of gravy or sauce, and add water to thin it out. Freeze in small portions. You can use an ice cube tray or bottlecaps to divide it into smaller servings.
Fluffy’s Snow Cone
Open a can of tuna, and pour the juice into ice cube trays. You can also add some of the fish. This also works with canned chicken, crabmeat, or shrimp. Freeze overnight. Done!
Here’s a simple one: offer Fluffy an ice cube to lick or nibble on. She may also bat it around. Cats use their paw pads to regulate their temperature, so this can keep your furry friend cool. (Bonus: it’s also super cute to watch.)
Combine wet cat food with ice in a blender, and give Fluffy a small bowl. Some kitties really enjoy this snack!
Please reach out to us, your local Scottsdale, AZ vet clinic, for all of your cat’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!