1. Keep your indoor cat inside at all times today! Temperatures have plummeted and it is essential that your cat isn’t exposed to severe conditions, particularly if he or she isn’t used to the outdoors. Don’t bring your cat outside unless he or she has a medical emergency.
Remember, even when daytime temperatures are moderate, nighttime temperatures can drop below freezing.
2. Do not let your kitty into the garage. Like coolant, antifreeze is a lethal poison for dogs and cats. Be sure to thoroughly clean up any spills from your vehicle, and consider using products that contain propylene glycol rather than ethylene glycol.
Risk of your cat ingesting anti-freeze chemicals is great if you allow them to roam around your garage near your car. What’s more, cats may hide in your car to warm up, which can also be traumatic and/or fatal!
3. If there are outdoor cats in your area, be sure to check your car before you drive! In cold weather, feral cats seek warmth under the hood of cars or in the wheel bed of vehicles.
Do you have an extra styrofoam container around your home? Why not build a feral cat shelter? Check out this simple, makeshift home for homeless kitties:
Do you have any other tips for caring for cats in the winter?? Please SHARE in the comments.
The PetFlow Team