The cold weather is quickly approaching and that means that Winter is right around the corner. The great thing about our feline friends is that they have a nice coat of fur on them which helps to keep them warm. However, even with a nice coat of fur, your indoor cat can still get cold and need some extra assistance. Here are some tips for keeping your indoor cat warm this winter!
As your indoor cat gets older, they may start to experience some changes in their appetite. Typically, these changes mean that your cat will eat less than they normally do. When this happens, you want to see a veterinarian to ensure that they are still getting the proper calories that they need to stay healthy and maintain a good weight. Weight loss can make it difficult for your indoor cat to stay warm in the winter, so you may need to adjust their diet.
Your indoor cat typically won’t get as much exercise as an outdoor cat because they don’t have the same amount of space to roam around and don’t need to hunt for their meals every day. Because of this, it is important that you designate a few play sessions each day for your feline friend. This helps to keep them healthy while also keeping them warm during this winter season.
Garage & Basement
Some cat owners will keep the cat’s litter box in the basement or the garage to keep their home from smelling like a litter box. However, when the winter time comes around, it might be a good idea to bring your cat’s litter box upstairs to a warmer area in the home. This is especially true for older cats and smaller ones that don’t handle the cold well. It can be very uncomfortable for them to use the bathroom when they are so cold and could lead to accidents around the house if they decide not to go into the basement or garage at all.
In the winter time, the air inside can get very dry, which can be uncomfortable for both you and your feline friend. A humidifier helps to circulate moisture throughout the home and regulate the temperature. This is great for ensuring that your indoor cat is warm and comfortable, as well as ridding of that annoying static electricity.
Contact 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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