Air Conditioning for Dogs and Cats
The extreme temperature has a significant effect on humans but also animals. Cats and dogs may need air conditioning during summer just as they need to be kept warm during winter.
We decided to answer the most common and most important questions about the air conditioner and how it affects your pets.
There is no ideal temperature that would ensure the comfort of every pet. That would depend on the type of pet and its unique characteristics.Following are the factors that can be taken into account to determine what temperature would be best for your cat or dog:
1. Age of your Cat or Dog
As your pets get old, their ability to regulate their temperature lowers. The same thing applies to puppies and kittens.
Body fat contributes a lot to temperature sensitivity as it acts as an insulating layer for pets. Overweight pets have a thick insulating layer that protects them from low temperatures. On the contrary, underweight pets are more prone to extreme weather conditions.
3. Size of the Pet
If your pet is from the smaller breed sizes, it can quickly get cold compared to larger breeds!
4. Type of Coat and Thickness
Pets with thick and long fur coats are more tolerant of cold than pets with thin fur. On the other hand, pets with thin coats cannot hold the heat in their bodies and prefer warmer temperatures.
Taking care of your heating and cooling unit after getting an animal is also a huge priority. It will improve the quality of life for you and your pet, so don’t forget to schedule regular maintenance at least twice a year!