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chowen

  1 month ago

Are the cat lovers on the site checking their pets for signs of sunburn ?

The cat in the picture 'Kahlo' was a stray taken into Cats Protection after having five kittens. Her ears were so badly damaged they had to be removed, but this should not adversely affect her hearing. Light coloured cats are at a higher risk of sun burn than darker ones. But dark ones can all get sunburnt.

I check my two when they come in despite being black they are still at risk, it does not take long, and it means if they do start to get signs of sunburn it can be dealt with at an early stage. My two have found a few shady places in the garden to sleep during the day so it looks like they should be OK. Add to that small mammals and birds are a bit scarce when the sun is up means they are not tempted out of their shady resting places.

If you have a cat that lodges with you, are you checking it to make sure it is not getting sunburn ?


Sorry about the picture but is does show the damage that 'Kahlo' had suffered from the sun.
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sandy4ann

  1 month ago
My cats are indoors cats and they have been indoors in this weather. Whenever a it is cool I put them in the garden and they both have a run and walk around then comes back indoor . In this weather I alway make sure I change their water every 2 hrs and I give them water from the fridge that is very cold . I try putting ice cubes in the water but one of the cat put is paws in the water to play with the ice cubes Reply
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spartan3002

  1 month ago
Poor thing mate , good topic . Reply
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rosemary-charles

  1 month ago
Black ones get it worse hun same with dogs . I dont have any pets Reply
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Chris563

  1 month ago
I don’t have a cat, but poor thing . Reply
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Meryl10

  1 month ago
My cat tends to lie in the shade when in the garden, but I know white cats are particularly at risk. Happy International Cats day Reply
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pmf1966

  1 month ago
Good advice, especially as it's international cat day today. Reply
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Minnie1956

  1 month ago
Poppy doesn't ever lie out in the sun, she always finds shade to lie in. Reply
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H7551940

  1 month ago
aw poor cat.....when I had cats they were always ok and I had a tree which used to shelter them right outside my door..to keep them cool... it was their favourite spot, and could be found sitting there in all weathers. Reply
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