When the temperatures start raising our first instinct is to turn on the air conditioning, cats don’t have the thumbs to work your thermostat or air condition so you have to do the work for them. It can mean more than just making sure the heat is keep down. Your Bengal cat depends on you to have a regulated temperature in the house, they need it to survive. Due to them having a dark coat they can be more susceptible to overheating or becoming too warm.
Keeping the temp down in your home will be the first task to help your Bengal stay nice and cool, but there are other things you can do to ensure they stay cool. Make sure they have access to clean fresh water, they will be to have this at all times, if they are feeling warm or parched they need to have water to cool them down.
Also be careful where you allow you Bengal to roam. They may not appreciate you paved enclosed patio as much when the scorching sun is burning it up and making their feet hurt. Like mentioned before you need to watch out for signs of heatstroke or overheating in your Bengal, the signs include acting listless or disoriented after spending an extended amount of time in the sun. If you see any signs or symptoms of your cat feeling ill, call the vet right away, things can progress quickly if not taken care of.
Make sure you keep your kitty cool and comfortable this summer, they like to keep your lap warm and toasty in the winter. It’s the least you can to return the favor.