We’ve officially entered the time of the year where nearly every day brings cold. To some, that’s the best time of the year, and to others it’s a drag. The days are shorter and the air is cooler. As people, we’re used to this change, that’s why we layer up and put on our puffy jackets. Our cats, however, don’t necessarily have this luxury. Sure, they have their initial fur, which can act like a coat, but that’s not nearly enough. When the winter begins, you’re going to want to make sure your cat is adequately prepared to withstand the cold temperatures.
The Warmth Of The Bed
Everyone has had the feeling of coming home and getting under the covers or a blanket, and just enjoying the warmth on a cold, winter day. Well, now your cat can do the same with the advent of heated beds. There are plenty of different styles to choose from, and it depends on how your cat typically relaxes. The “A” frame beds are perfect for the snuggly cat, while the donut shaped beds are a fit for others. The style should relate back to how your cat is usually positioned when sleeping. You should also make sure that the temperature of the bed does not exceed the body temperature of your cat, as this could be dangerous.
Leave Things Open
When you leave for the day, make sure your cat has enough warmth. The thermostat is one consideration, as that obviously has a direct impact on the temperature of the house. It’s also important to leave the curtains open. Cats love to sit near the window, but more importantly, you’ll be allowing light to shine through, giving them some added heat.
Air Quality And Exercise
While the air temperature is the main focus, the air quality is also something that needs to be considered. The best way to make sure the air doesn’t become dry is by investing in a humidifier. Finally, it’s important to keep your cat active during the winter. Interactive toys are easy to find, and a daily round of fun activity will be great for your cat’s health. It’s also fun for you as an owner.
Contact The Catonsville Cat Clinic Today
For 20 years, the Catonsville Cat Clinic has been providing quality veterinary care to the cats of Catonsville and beyond! Dr. Pam Nesbitt, who purchased the practice in July of 2011, runs the Catonsville Cat Clinic with compassion in mind. A team of professionals with an advanced level of veterinary medicine is at your service to make sure your cat is healthy and happy. So stop on by; we’d love to get to know you and your cat!
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