Common But Preventable Cat Safety Tips
Our grandkitties love to catch a cat nap in a warm sunbeam or on top of anything soft and comfy—the warmer and snugly the better! The clothes dryer is the perfect (or purrfect!) place for your kitty to find warmth and comfy bedding.
A clothes dryer has a metal drum that continuously rotates and changes direction every 30 seconds. The heating element creates hot dry air from 125 degrees to 135 degrees. As the drum rotates, paddles lift and tumble the wet clothes until they reach the top of the drum and then gravity makes them fall to the bottom of the drum.
Can you imagine a cat seeking out a quiet and warm place to nap, being endangered like this?
To protect your cat, follow these preventative measures:
If you see or hear, your furbaby in the dryer follow these steps:
Even if your cat appears unharmed, rotating in a hot dryer is a mental and physical trauma and your kitty should be seen by your vet as soon as possible.
Always keep a well-supplied pet first aid kit and know pet CPR/First Aid.