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30 Cats Who Are Loving The Summer Heat [PICTURES]

Most cats love summer. It’s a great time to get out and nap at the beach, nap in the yard, or nap on the boat.

Even indoor cats can have more sunny spots to nap in thanks to the longer days. Just make sure you’re staying safe in the heat!

Some people call these the dog days of summer, but we prefer to think of them as the cat days. Here are 30 cats who love summer!

All these kitties sure look like they’re having a good time! Is this your cat’s favorite season, too?

Keep Your Cat Safe In Summer

Of course, as much as our cats may love lying around in the sun, we also want to make sure they’re safe from summer dangers.

Here are a few quick safety tips to keep in mind when it comes to cats in the hottest season:

  • Make sure your kitty stays hydrated. Sometimes cats don’t drink as much water as they should. If your cat isn’t drinking enough, consider giving them running water with a fountain. You can also give them wet food, as cats absorb water through their food, too.
  • Protect cats from sunburns. Cats can get burned by the sun, just as humans can. Areas where fur cover is light, like on the nose or ears, are particularly susceptible. Limit your cat’s sun exposure, even if they’re lying indoors, and apply sunscreen specifically for pets to at-risk areas of their body.
  • Keep cats indoors as much as possible, especially during peak hours. If you like to let your kitty out on the catio, only let them out when the sun is not so hot. The early morning or evening hours are probably safest.
  • Protect your cat from insects and pests! Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are out more in summer. Talk to your vet about prevention methods.

If you follow some basic safety tips, your cat will enjoy summer just as much as the kitties in the pictures above!

Does your cat enjoy life in the summer sun? Are they getting some sunny naps? Let us know in the comments below and post your cool cat pictures!

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