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The Importance Of Hydrating Cats In Summer

Keeping your cat hydrated in the summer is a big deal.

Seeing that the weather is getting hotter day by day, cats are less sensitive to thirst than dogs, and they don’t actively drink as often as dogs do. So once the weather gets hot, it’s time for cats to get dehydrated more often. Owners must be aware that hydrating cats in the summer are a big deal.

1. What are the symptoms of dehydration in cats?

The symptoms of dehydration include reduced elasticity of the cat’s skin, lack of energy, panting, rapid heartbeat, dry gums, and sunken eyes.

When dehydration is more severe, the spine of the cat will be clearly visible through the fur and the mucous membranes of the mouth and eyes will be dry.

When the level of dehydration reaches 12-15%, the cat will go into shock, and this is already a very serious consequence. Therefore, when a cat already has signs of dehydration, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible and never delay in saving its life. The doctor will take its subcutaneous or intravenous injection of different fluids that are sterile and meet various needs to supplement.

2. How to prevent dehydration in cats?

First of all, prepare several drinking basins in different locations in the house, and each drinking basin should have enough clean drinking water. This way, no matter where the cat sees the water bowl and wants to drink water, it can always replenish a little water.

If your cat is more interested in flowing water, you can add a cat’s automatic circulation water dispenser.

Summer in the choice of food can be appropriate to add a little more wet food, you can also choose food with high water content as a snack for cats so that each meal can also absorb a lot of water.

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