We are right in the midst of summer now, and there are cats everywhere enjoying the warmth the season brings.
However, with the hot weather comes some seasonal risks that proper grooming can help alleviate. Many cats require a helping hand to help ensure that they remain as comfortable and healthy as possible during the summer months!
Here are some valuable tips on cat grooming in the summer!
Trimming Their Coats
For us humans, it can be concerning to see our cats running about with a long coat of fur during periods of intense heat. Surely they must be way too hot with all that fur?
Due to this perceived issue, some choose to shave their cats. However, this can do more harm than good!
While a cat’s coat certainly does help keep them warm during the winter, in the summer it helps protect them from overheating.
Shaving can open up your cat’s sensitive skin to sunburn and not actually help that much with the heat!
However, a precise trim can still help your cat feel a bit cooler during the summer months. It can be hard to get right, so leave it to us, the professionals at Groomit!
Bathing and Brushing!
Keeping your cat at high hygiene levels can be even more important during the summer.
While cats are competent at grooming themselves, that doesn’t mean they don’t need some help!
Removing any dead hair present in their coats along with bathing them regularly can help improve air circulation, helping them to stay cool.
Mats and tangles in your cat’s coat during the summer can be particularly troublesome in that they further impede air circulation; be sure to get these removed. We offer a deshedding service in our grooming packages that can take care of this for you!
Preventing Fleas and Ticks
Sadly, the pleasantly warm weather at this time of year draws opportunistic parasites such as fleas and ticks, looking to latch on to cats who are simply just trying to enjoy the weather.
It’s imperative that you protect your cat from these nasty bugs; not only are they annoying, but they can carry serious diseases.
Therefore, it’s important to take some preventative measures. Flea/tick treatments can go a long way to help prevent these parasites from being a problem during the summer.
We have an article here that explores further methods of preventing fleas and ticks; be sure to check it out!
Again, we offer an affordable and effective flea/tick treatment service in our grooming packages, so be sure to give us a shout if you want us to help your cat avoid any nasties!
Enjoy the Sun!
We hope this article has given you some great tips in keeping your cats comfortable this summer.
Remember to always consult a veterinarian immediately if your cat is experiencing the following symptoms:
- Heavy panting
This could be signs of heatstroke, which needs to be treated by a vet as soon as possible.
If you require any help at all in helping your cat remain happy and healthy this summer, do not hesitate to set up an appointment with us at your earliest convenience. We would love to see your cute kitties!
Have a great summer!