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How Cats Keep Their Cool In Hot Weather

This might surprise you. Our fur helps cats keep cool in hot weather. We have other ways of staying comfortable, too. Keep reading, and I’ll tell you what they are. 

 

There are many ways cats keep cool in hot weather, although eating an ice cream cone isn't one of them!

There are many ways cats keep cool in hot weather, but eating an ice cream cone isn’t one of them!

How do cats keep cool in hot weather, Thomasina? It’s blazing hot today, and I’m very worried about my outside cat.
Concerned Cat Mom

Hey, Concerned…

I don’t think you need to worry about your boy. Cats know how to keep cool in hot weather. We’re homeotherms (We’re what??? The human typist strikes again, and I don’t like the sound of that!). Oh, I see. It means we’re able to adjust internal heat gain and loss so we can maintain a constant body temperature. Well, I knew that!


How Cats Keep Cool In Hot Weather