Cat parents can take several steps to protect their furry soulmates from the impacts of climate change:
- Keep cats indoors to protect them from extreme weather events, such as heatwaves and storms, and reduce their exposure to outdoor hazards, such as toxins and diseases.
- Ensure access to fresh water: During heatwaves or droughts, make sure your cat always has access to clean, fresh water.
- Provide appropriate shelter: If you keep your cat outdoors, make sure they have access to a secure, shaded shelter to protect them from extreme temperatures.
- Keep up with veterinary care: Climate change can increase the prevalence of certain diseases and pests, so make sure to keep up with your cat's veterinary care and vaccinations.
- Reduce your carbon footprint: Finally, you can help mitigate the effects of climate change by reducing your carbon footprint and supporting environmentally-friendly policies and initiatives.