The weather has now entered a severe summer. At this moment, some poop shovel officers are worried, will cats be afraid of heat?
There are many types of cats. Generally speaking, short-haired cats are more heat-resistant than long-haired cats. However, in the hot summer, even the most heat-resistant cats are afraid of heat.
If the following signs appear, it means that the master has heat stroke: body temperature rises to about 41-42°C, mouth gasps, nose hair is red but dry and hot, conjunctiva and oral mucosa flushing, anorexia, vomiting, general weakness, and accelerated heart rate. In severe cases, symptoms of dehydration, foaming at the mouth, purple mucous membranes, cramps, and coma will appear.
How does the cat dissipate heat?
Cats will dissipate heat by sticking out their tongues, dissipate heat through cute meat pads, or lick their fur with their tongues, wet their coats with saliva, and cool down by evaporation of water. But in the hot and high temperature summer, these measures obviously can't help the cat cool down better. For this reason, when the cat is afraid of heat, the shovel officer must do some measures to help the cat better heat dissipation:
First of all, let the cat stay in a cool place, such as an air-conditioned room or a cool room. The cat's body temperature will be higher than the temperature of the surrounding environment, and it will naturally dissipate heat. On the contrary, the external environment is higher than the cat's body temperature, such as the cat in a closed car, balcony, toilet, or unventilated home and exposed road, which cannot dissipate heat, and it is very likely to have heat stroke.
Secondly, if you see your cat lying on the ground with all four feet facing the ground, it is cooling down. You can also prepare ice pads, ice pans, and ice packs to help the cat owner cool down. (You can refer to the shit shoveling officer who rents a house without air-conditioning)
Third, let the cat stay in a well-ventilated room or use an electric fan (avoid direct blowing) to achieve the goal of heat dissipation. (You can refer to the shit shoveling officer who rents a house without air-conditioning)
Fourth, you should prepare enough and fresh drinking water for your cat every day, so that the cat can drink at any time.
Fifth, don’t shave your cat. There are no sweat glands on the cat’s skin, and the cat’s hair can regulate and control the temperature. Shaving the cat’s hair will not only have little effect on the cat’s body radiation and heat dissipation. , The master will still be unhappy, and the newly grown hair will not look as good as before.
In summer, many owners will make preparations for cats to escape the heat. When cats are alone at home, they will turn on the air conditioner and fan for a whole day for fear of heatstroke. They do not realize that this is very dangerous. Cats are very curious animals. It is very likely that fans and air conditioners will become cats. It’s a prey, so be careful.