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Summer is pretty much here in Las Vegas and I want my cat Missy to enjoy the summer heat as much as she can without putting her life in danger. In Las Vegas our Summer daily highs can hit 120 degrees keeping us trapped in the house. I call it the reverse blizzard effect (when the snow keeps you in the house for days at a time). Missy is a member of the family, so her happiness means everything to me. Missy really loves summer so I will be sharing five ways how I keep my cat happy and healthy during the hot months.
My sweet little love! This is her with her favorite stuffed animal, and yes she takes it all over the house with her.
5 Ways To Keep Your Cat Healthy And Happy This Summer
1. Sunlight – I like to leave windows open during the summer so that Missy can sunbathe and soak up all the sun! I have noticed in the past that when she doesn’t get her daily sun she gets depressed and unhappy. She loves to lay out in front of the window to get her Vitamin D for the day. With the open window she gets to sit on the window ledge and bird watch, I just love watching her “yell” at the birds flying by.
2. Cat Toys – I love to treat her with new toys all the time to keep her entertained. She loves the catnip filled toys, it’s like a special treat and a toy all in one. I love her excitement when she plays with her new toys, watching her roll all over the toys and lick them gives me such enjoyment.
3. Create A “Safe” Place – I like to make sure my Missy has a safe place to resort to so when she feels scared she knows that is her “safe zone”. With 4th of July coming and fireworks going off I know she will want to run somewhere for comfort, so I move her bed to my closet where she knows she is safe. Also summer brings parties, guests, sleepovers and people coming over that she might not feel comfortable around yet. Her having that safe zone to go and relax gives this mama peace of mind.
4. Make A Cat Fort – Whenever I get new boxes when I receive shipments in the mail I love to give them to Missy to play in. (There is something about a cat’s obsession with boxes!) I found a tutorial online the other day on how to make a box fort for cats and just had to try it! I took a new box and just covered it with an old shirt of my husband’s (sshhhh he doesn’t know – haha!) … My only edit to the tutorial is that I don’t pin the shirt closed in the back with safety pins or to glue the to the box. Then I can easily remove the shirt to wash it when it gets full of hair, change it out to a newer box, or when the husband finds out I used his shirt I can give it back – heeheehee.
5. Always Have Fresh Water And Food – Like I mentioned before in Las Vegas we get HOT so I like to make sure my animals get the hydration they need. I even keep a bowl of fresh water upstairs for my Missy to always have access to. I decided to make the switch to Purina® Pro Plan® Savor Shredded Blend for my cat food, because I wanted to give her something she would enjoy this summer. Since we have made this switch, Missy is a lot happier about meal time and she lets me know (vocally of course) that I need to refill her bowl with food. I can tell she truly enjoys her new food.
We stopped by our local PetSmart and went in the Cat aisle to pick up two bags of Purina® Pro Plan® Savor® Shredded Blend in Salmon & Rice and Chicken & Rice. PetSmart even welcomes you to bring your pet shopping! Even though I didn’t bring Missy along with me I know that if I decided to she would be welcomed with open arms. The next time I bring her in to get groomed I will be picking up more Purina® Pro Plan® Savor® Shredded Blend for her to enjoy.
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Some highlights about Purina® Pro Plan® Savor Shredded Blend for Cats:
- Exceptional taste
- Advanced nutrition that helps give your cat a healthy, active life along with a sensory experience that will have her loving every minute of it
- Real poultry or fish is the #1 ingredient in all dry formulas
- Shredded blend adult dry formulas feature a combination of crunchy kibble and tender shredded pieces for a taste and texture cats love
- Over 20 different flavorful wet entrees that are protein-rich, with accents like pasta, rice, cheese or vegetables
- All formulas provide omega fatty acids for a healthy skin and coat
- Prebiotic fiber helps promote digestive health
- Optimal levels of protein and fat help pets maintain an ideal body condition.
- Rich in antioxidants and omega fatty acids, as well as vital vitamins and minerals, such as calcium for strong bones.
How do you plan to savor the moments of summer with your pet?