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Summer Cat Care

Leggett Town and Country offers all of the supplies you need to care for your cat this summer, give us a call at 434-797-9300.

Time to Prepare

Prepare your cat and home for the upcoming heat.


Purchase the correct supplies for your furry friend.

At Home

Essentials from your home to beat the summer heat.


Keep watch on your pet and adjust care as needed.

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Keeping your feline companion cool, comfy, and healthy over the summer is crucial when the mercury rises and the sun becomes brighter. Because they are heat-sensitive and easily overheated, cats require special attention during the summer. Here are some helpful suggestions to keep your cat cool this summer:

  • Offer Plenty of Water: Staying hydrated is essential to your cat's health and comfort. Make sure your cat has access to clean, fresh water at all times. Think about putting many water bowls throughout your house, particularly in shady, cool spots. To promote drinking, you may even consider installing a pet fountain.

  • Establish Cool Retreats: Provide your cat with a cool area to go during the hottest times of the day. This could be a peaceful room with excellent ventilation and air movement, a shady spot in your yard, or a cool tile floor. These areas can be improved with a plush mat or bed.

  • Limit Outdoor Time: Although some cats love being outside, keep them inside during the hottest parts of the day, which are usually late morning and mid-afternoon. When allowing your cat outside, make sure it has access to drink and shade, and think about bringing it inside during the hottest times of the day.

  • Groom Regularly: Help your cat stay cool by brushing them regularly to remove loose fur and prevent matting. This not only keeps them comfortable but also reduces the risk of overheating. Be mindful of grooming sessions during the hottest times of the day.

  • Examine for Parasites: Ticks, fleas, and other parasites thrive throughout the summer. Check your cat often for indications of these pests, and think about using preventative medications suggested by your veterinarian. This is particularly crucial if your cat goes outside or plays with other animals.

  • Keep an Eye Out for Overheating Signs: Cats experiencing heat stress might exhibit increased panting, drooling, lethargy, and vomiting. Move your cat to a cooler location right away, provide water, and get in touch with your veterinarian if you think they may be overheating.


All of these supplies can be found in Leggett Town and Country's pet department. If you have questions about the supplies, be sure to give us a call at 434-797-9300.

  • Relaxing Beds

  • Self-Serve Water Bowl

  • Portable Water Bowl

  • Inside Toys

  • Fleas & Tick Supplies


There are some supplies you will not need to buy. You can use some things you already have at home to keep your pet cool during the heat like: 

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  • Cool Water: Try to keep ice/cool water in your cat's bowl as much as possible, especially if you need to leave the house.

  • Shade: Providing your cat with shade while they are playing around outside is a necessity. You cat will need to cool off after they have playtime or else you could end up at the vet for heat exhaustion. 

  • Brushing your Cat: To help beat the heat at home, you can also brush their fur. A lot of cats put on a "winter coat" and shed it overtime. To help speed up the process and help your cat stay cool, brush them to help get rid of the extra coat. 

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