Keeping your cat warm this Winter

The cold weather is quickly approaching, and the cold not only impacts our lifestyle, it affects our feline friends too. Your indoor cat can still get cold even if they may have the most gorgeous fluffy coat. Cats are smart, and they will find the good spots, but there are some things you can do to help them stay comfortable.

Comfortable bedding

There are many different types of beds you can buy, but not all beds suit all cats. If your cat is a curler, pick a round bed. Choose a teepee for the cat that likes privacy, or the kitten that likes to feel protected and secure. For cats that feel the cold a lot more than others, you can use commercially made heating pads, heated cat beds, and heated window shelves that are safe for use with pets. Take notice of where your car likes to sleep, as this is normally a great spot to place their bed.

Eating in Winter

Outdoor cats actually burn off more calories in winter than they do in summer because they are trying to keep themselves warm so expect that they are going to be a little hungrier. Instead of giving more treats, increase the amount of food that they get in their evening meals allowing you to monitor how much they are eating more easily so that they don’t put on weight.

Other ways tostay warm

There are plenty of things you can do to keep your house warm without turning up the heat, but the main thing is to make sure your windows are airtight.

You should also use draft guards for doors, window air conditioning units, and any other areas where drafts can come in. Your heater won’t have to work as hard to keep the house warm, and your energy bills will go down.

Have extra blankets on hand that you’re comfortable with your cat using. Some materials like suede and velvet are difficult to clean, and they’re magnets for cat hair.

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