With summer along the way, many of us in the pet care industry are turning our attention to helping keep our furry pals cool. This is a purrticular concern with kitties, as they overheat so easily. However, we have found one feline-approved way to keep cats cool. Cold treats! In this article from Fairfield Animal Hospital, your Cy-Fair animal hospital, a local vet lists some snacks you can give your kitty.
Did you know that you can now find ice cream made specifically for cats? If you can’t locate any in stores, you can order some online.
Look for cat milk, which you can find in many pet stores. Give Fluffy a chilled portion of it in a small dish.
Chilled sodium-free broth is a great treat for your feline buddy on hot days! Keep some in the fridge, and offer Fluffy a small bowl now and then.
Get some canned cat food with a high water content, and freeze. Offer Fluffy a thin slice as a treat.
Mix a can of plain tuna in water with a bit of parsley and some plain frozen yogurt. Freeze in small portions, and offer Fluffy one or two on scorching days.
Another thing you can do is drop an ice cube into Fluffy’s water dish. You may also want to put one on the floor for her to play with. You can also go a step further, and pour a bit of tuna juice or gravy over the ice cube. (Note: make sure the gravy doesn’t contain garlic or onions.) Another option is to make your furry buddy some kitty popsicles. Just pour water or sodium-free broth over kitty treats or bits of kibble, and freeze.
Make Fluffy her own version of a slushy by mixing pureed chicken or fish with shaved ice. You can also make a mixture of water and tuna juice and/or canned cat food, freeze that, and chop it up in a blender.
Did you know that frozen yogurt is safe for cats? Give Fluffy about a tablespoon, and see if she likes it. Just stick with plain, lactose-free yogurt with little or no added sugar.
Do you have questions about your pet’s diet or care? Contact Fairfield Animal Hospital, your local Cy-Fair animal hospital, today!