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Keeping Your Cat Hydrated in Summer

May 15, 2021

Summer is coming up fast! At this time of year, it’s important to keep your feline buddy cool. Kitties can overheat quickly at this time of year. This can be very dangerous for Fluffy. She’s already wearing a fur coat, and she doesn’t have any easy ways to cool herself off if she gets too hot. One of the best things that you can do for your furry little friend is to just make sure that she stays properly hydrated. A local San Antonio, TX vet offers a few tips on that in this article.

Kitty Fountain

Did you know that many cats prefer to drink running water? This makes sense, because in the wild, standing water is more likely to be foul or contaminated by parasites than flowing water. Get Fluffy a drinking fountain, and see if she likes it.

Canned Food

Canned food and kibble both have their own drawbacks and benefits. One of the good things about canned food is that it has a high moisture content. Your feline overlord should still get most of her hydration by drinking water, but this is something to keep in mind.

Extra Bowls

Another thing you can do is just set out extra water bowls. This is particularly helpful if you have a large property and/or more than one furball. Be sure to clean the bowls daily, so they don’t get grimy or start to collect bugs and dust.


Keep hydration in mind when choosing Fluffy’s treats. Try drizzling tuna water over shaved ice. Or mix canned tuna or chicken with ice and wet cat food in a blender. Give your furry pal some of that on a sweltering day. (Disclaimer: reactions may vary.)


Sodium-free broth is a great option for Fluffy! It contains electrolytes, which makes it great for hydrating your furball. You can give your feline friend a chilled bowl, or pour some into an ice cube tray and freeze it into kitty-sized cubes.

Kitty Ice Cream

Did you know that you can get ice cream made just for Fluffy? You can also make your own. Puree some canned pate-type cat food with water and sodium free broth, put into small molds, and freeze. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if ever we can be of assistance. As your San Antonio, TX veterinary hospital, we are here to help!

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