How Do Your Cats React to Hot Weather?

Post Published on August 14, 2016 | Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny

Does Your Cat Like Hot Weather?

We live in the Midwestern USA, which can get pretty hot and humid in the later summer months of July and August.  I filmed this video the other day of Charlie outside in our 100 degree weather (100 ° F is equivalent to 37.7 ° C).  Charlie really slows down in the hot and humid weather.  He loses a lot of weight too because he has no appetite.  Chiggy on the other hand is OK with it – slows down, but his weight doesn’t change and he is totally find being outside for some time.

Of course, if I didn’t let them outside, it would still affect them inside.  I do keep my house at the same temperature all year around, but Charlie still loses weight every summer.

Do your cats react to the weather?

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3 thoughts on “How Do Your Cats React to Hot Weather?

  1. DeidreC says:

    Oddly, my Raggies Giorgio and Madeline, seem to love the heat! We own a home with three floors in Brooklyn, NY, and the hallways are not specifically air conditioned. The top floor is hot as heck on these 90+ humid summer days and this is where they prefer to sleep during the day. I literally have to fight with them to get them inside my cool apartment when I am going out (I don’t leave them outside of our apt. since we have a tenant upstairs who even tho she loves them I wouldn’t trust anyone to not mistakenly let them outdoors). They sleep like they are lounging on the beach!! I cannot imagine why, with all their hair, they’d prefer the warmer spots. They are eating the same amount, I think, but probably drinking a bit more water because the PawNosh in my bedroom (where they prefer to drink water) is nearly empty every night. Weird, but it seems normal for them.

  2. Patti Johnson says:

    Lovely video! Poor Charlie! The heat (WHICH I HATES THE MOSTIEST!) slows me down, too, but I don’t seem to lose any weight! Darnit! lol 🙂

    We live in midwest, too, Jenny, and I keep our apartment at a nice 68 degrees all year long if I can… During the extremely hot and humid days of the Kansas Summer, our poor little A/C can’t keep up with the heat (on those days when the temps and heat indexes reach 100 degrees or higher) and the temperature in the apartment rises to 70-74 degrees. I can feel that rise immediately (as I’m extremely sensitive to warmer temps) but Miss PSB seems unaffected by it. She’s strictly an indoor Princess. 🙂

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    P.S. You and are are Weather Opposites, Jenny. You dig the hot weather and I relish the cold weather! 🙂

    • Jenny says:

      thanks for sharing, patti – my house is also at 68 degrees all year around..yes, the 68 degree temp certainly rises with the 100 degree days.

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