Beat the Heat: Ultimate Persian Cat Care Guide for Summer

Persian Cat

Along with the Siamese cat, the Persian cat is one of the most popular cat breeds in the world. Known for their flat faces, Persians cats have short noses that can reduce breathing efficiency. In addition, Persians have a long and thick coat that maintains body temperature better than other breeds. As a result, Persians are more prone to hot weather and overheating during hot and humid seasons.

If you are a Persian cat owner, you should pay special attention to the well-being of your beloved pet during the long and hot summers in Pakistan. In this blog, you will find valuable information and tips on how to keep Persians cool in summer.

Persian Cat Care Guide

Some of the tips below are similar to what we discussed in our blog on how to care for your dog in the summer.

1 – Keep Them Indoors and Cool

Ideally, your best furry friend should be indoors, preferably during the day. If possible, turn on the AC and keep your Persian pet inside. At the very least, use a fan to circulate the air around your cat. If you have a basement, keep the door open when your cat goes downstairs to cool off. Make sure there is plenty of air flow in your home to keep your Persian cat cool naturally.

Persian Cat Care Guide

2 – Pull the Shades and Close the Curtains

During the hot summer months, Persian you will look for cool surfaces like tiled floors. If you don’t draw the curtains or close the shades, your house will heat up quickly. Leave it until the evening to keep the environment cool.

Persian Cat Care Guide

3 – Play in the Morning or Evening

Being indoors all day can lead your pet to laziness, which can add weight to your Persian cat. So it is important to do some activities to keep them healthy. Plan a play session tomorrow or evening with cooler weather. Also keep these play sessions short. If it’s too hot outside, you can play with your piece in the basement or an air-conditioned room as an alternative.

Persian Cat Care Guide

4 – Recognizing Signs of Overheating

Even with all the precautions you take, your Persian cat can still experience heat exhaustion. Look for the following symptoms, and if you notice any of these in your cat, take them to the vet immediately:

  • Unusual lethargy
  • Rapid breathing
  • Red tongue and mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Staggered or off-balance walk
  • Panting
Persian Cat Care Guide

5 – Provide Ice Cold Water (Persian Cat Care Guide)

Make sure there are plenty of water containers throughout the house. In addition, you can add ice cubes to the water to keep it cool, as cats are often drawn to cold water during the summer months. Some Persian or other cats even like to play excitedly with ice cubes.

Persian Cat Care Guide

6 – Utilize Cooling Mats (Persian Cat Care Guide)

One of the best ways to reduce your cat’s body temperature is to use a cooling pad. Place your pet’s favorite place to sleep. However, not every cat likes to sleep in a cooler bed. Alternatively, you can also use a wet towel to wipe the cat’s belly to cool the body temperature.

Persian Cat Care Guide

7 – Regular Grooming (Persian Cat Care Guide)

As it well known that Persians cats are popular for their long, thick coats. If not taken care of regularly, hair can become frizzy and prone to heat. Therefore, daily grooming sessions are important to remove excess hair and prevent ingrown hair. Such grooming regularly will help keep your Persian cat cool and more comfortable in summer. Moreover, grooming sessions allow you to identify fleas and other parasites as well.

Persian Cat Care Guide

We hope you find this information useful. Further, if you are a Persian cat owner and have tips to share with our readers, please leave them in the comments section.

Also Read: Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the World 

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