- Cat sun cream – That’s right, be sure to apply sun cream to vulnerable areas of your cat such as ears, belly and nose. Always use a sun cream for cats, not humans. It is best however to speak to your vest first for advice on which cream to use as some cats can be sensitive to some chemicals.
Keep your cat indoors when it’s hottest – During midday to mid-afternoon, the sun is at its hottest and the harmful UV rays can really damage your cat. If your cat loves to lay on the sunny windowsill and sunbathe, maybe try blocking the window with a UV blocking film. Other ways include shade by plants, trees and cardboard boxes.
- Keep an eye on them – Prevention is much easier than dealing with it after. Cat sunburn can lead to tumours and cancer and it will take drastic surgery to remove, so please look after your cats in the sun and the heat. Don’t let them wander too far in the heat and sun. Maybe work from home if you can, or check in on a video monitor.
Cool cat – Keeping your cat cool is just as important as preventing sunburn. Your cat can suffer from heatstroke which can be potentially fatal. Try making ice treats for them, invest in a cool mat, let them be okay with ice cubes or even just a wet cool towel for some relief. Water is of course vital!