3 Tips to Keep Your Cat Safe and Warm During the Winter


If you just got a cat, there are a few special precautions that you need to take to make sure your cat is safe during the winter time. Here are three tips that will help keep your cat healthy during the wintertime.

#1 Set Up a Warm Sleeping Place Inside

The first thing you should do is make sure that your cat has a warm place to sleep inside of your house. In the winter, a heated cat bed is a great way to keep your cat warm. A heated bed will keep your cat warm if you turn down the thermostat during the day when you are at work or if your home tends to get colder during the night.

Think carefully about where you place your cat's bed. You don't want it to be on the ground where it is too drafty, or right next to a window or door where cold air tends to get in. Instead, place your cat's bed up somewhere higher where they will not encounter cold air.

#2 Provide Lots of Food and Water

Cats often need to eat a little more during the winter months, especially if your cat spends any time outside. Make sure that you feed your cat once in the morning and in the evening to ensure that your cat has enough food to eat. Also, make sure that your cat's water does not freeze or get too cold by placing it above the ground.

#3 Don't Leave Your Cat in Your Car

If you take your cat with you places, you don't want to leave your cat alone in the vehicle. Not leaving animals or children gets a lot of press during the summertime, but it is just as important that you not leave your cat inside of your vehicle during the winter time. Your vehicle can get cold quickly when left outside in freezing temperatures. When it gets cold outside, your vehicle will feel more like a refrigerator to your cat than a warm and cozy place to hang out. Your cat could actually get so cold that they die inside of your vehicle if you leave them in there for too long.

It is important to keep your cat warm during the wintertime. Heat up their sleeping place, keep their food somewhere warm and accessible, and don't leave your cat chilling in your car for too long. 

For more tips, talk to your veterinarian.


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