How to keep your cat cool in a heatwave – Catnap Design London

How to keep your cat cool in a heatwave

As temperatures creep up make sure you’re keeping your kitty cool under their fur coat! We share our top tips for keeping cats from overheating in summer.

How to keep a cat cool in a heatwave. Cat wearing a cold tea towel. Catnap Design London.

Throw a cool tea towel over your cat to keep them cool in a heatwave

1. Put a tea towel in the freezer for 15 minutes, the drape over your cat.

A tea towel cooling in the freezer. How to keep a cat cool in a heatwave. Catnap Design London.

A hot cat with a cool tea towel draped over its back. Keeping a cat cool in a heatwave. Catnap Design London.

The cool fabric is so soothing for a hot cat – and this method has the added bonus of making them look like a tiny horse about to enter a joust with a knight on their back! Don’t forget to remove once the tea towel has heated up again, otherwise you are just adding extra insulation to your cat on top of their coat.

A cat with a cool tea towel keeping cool in a heatwave. Catnap Design London.

2. Put ice cubes your cat's water bowl to keep them cool

A cat drinking out of a bowl with ice cubes in. Cat is keeping cool in a heatwave. Catnap Design London.

It turns out cats love licking ice cubes, who knew? This is the perfect way to cool down your cats drinking water and keep them cool when temperatures are hot.

A cat drinking out of a bowl filled with ice cubes to keep cool in a heatwave. Catnap Design London.

Definitely a smile from Walter!

There are lots of cat water bowls available to buy online. See our collection of bowls! - Suitable for cats and humans! Prices start at £20.

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