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As the temperature rises, you may notice your feline friend losing its usual pep, shedding a few pounds, or sporting a less shiny coat. Cats, like us, require extra nourishment to stay sprightly and glowing in the summer months.
So, let’s delve into our top 5 tips to keep your cat’s diet full of vitality, ensuring a healthy, purring companion all summer long!
Treat your cat to gourmet food
First things first, the quality of your cat’s food is paramount. Seek out premium cat food that’s loaded with real meat and fresh veggies, and say a big ‘no’ to anything with artificial flavours or colours. Remember, a cat’s tongue is a discerning one!
Sudden changes to their diet can cause tummy troubles, so go slowly when introducing new food. Start by mixing 25% ACANA cat food with 75% of their old food. Over five to seven days, slowly increase the ACANA and decrease the old food. By the end, your cat will be enjoying a delicious, 100% ACANA diet.
Summer calls for a feast!
It’s summer, and your feline friend needs to stay hydrated to combat the heat. Adding wet food to their diet is an easy way to up their moisture consumption – try one (or all!) ACANA Premium Pate recipes to find your cat’s favourite.
Water, the elixir of life
Help your cat beat the heat this summer! Remember to keep a clean, fresh bowl of water available at all times and consider adding some wet food into their daily feast. It’s a sneaky way to boost their hydration, keeping your kitty happily prancing and well-hydrated.
A cat fountain, for a splash of fun
Cats are as drawn to running water as a moth to a flame! Consider enhancing their hydration station with a water fountain, persuading them to sip more and stay healthily hydrated. But the fun doesn’t stop there! It’s time to turn the cool factor up a notch. Pop a few ice cubes into their water fountain as a chilly treat that’ll give their whiskers a tickle.
Summer Grooming: Keep Your Kitty Cool!
As we close our summer cat care guide, don’t forget about the importance of grooming during these sunny months. Cats may not don swimsuits or flip-flops, but they’ve got fur coats that can be quite a handful in the heat! Regular brushing helps to get rid of loose fur, allowing your cat to feel cooler and more comfortable. Plus, it’s a lovely bonding activity that your cat will surely purr in approval of. So, between the sips of water and breezy grooming sessions, your kitty will be singing the summer song in no time.
Stay cool, feline friends!