Hot weather is upon us so here are a few tips recommended by the ASPCA to keep your cat safe this summer:

Bring your cat to the vet for a summer checkup.

Keep fireworks away from your cat.

High-Rise Syndrome can occur when a cat falls out of a window in which the screen is not secured.  Check all your screens and doors and to make sure they are tightly secured.

Don’t leave your cat alone in a parked car it can become very hot quickly and cause fatal heat stroke.

Have fresh clean water available for your cat.

Persian cats are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively.  Also, elderly, overweight and those with heart and lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms.

By following a few guidelines you can keep your cat safe this summer.