Do cats get cold in the winter in the apartment? It all depends on the temperature outside, from the heating in the apartment, and also from the qualities of the cat. Of course, the Persians are much easier to tolerate winter than the sphinxes. But for them, you need to consider a few rules. What to do when a cat cold at home? How to protect it from the cold?
- A soft blanket or a warm house
In the cold season, be sure to make sure that the cat was a warm “bed”. Get to pet a fluffy blanket or pillow, as an option purchase a couch, or special insulated house. But please note: not all cats like to sleep in the houses. But fleecy blankets, pillows and couches are usually a win-win situation.
- A sweater and warmer
What if the cat is still cold? This is a common situation for the hairless breeds. Give darling a special blouse or jumpsuit. And put on her favorite place, the bottle wrapped in a blanket or your jacket. The smell of a beloved mistress in the second case will be an additional source of heat!
- Leaving the house, turn off the heater!
Powerful heaters are well warm the air. However, to leave them on when no one is home – it is dangerous. First, there is a risk of ignition and fire, and secondly, the cat, leaning against the heater, can get a serious burn. Be careful!
- Insulate the window sill!
Cats love to sit on window sills. Outside the window are so many interesting things: people, birds, other animals, cars… But in the winter the window sills much chilled, and a pastime for them turns into cystitis. To get rid of cystitis is very difficult, much easier to prevent it. To do this, make sure that the cat was freezing: insulate the window sill. You can put on it a pillow, a blanket or the couch, and for greater reliability to cover the entire area of the sill fur rug. There are special warm mats for cats with a stylish design and rubberized non-slip base (for example, ProFleece). They can be customized for any size, collapse in the roll, washed in the washing machine, put in a carrier or vehicle for the transportation of the animal. In short, the lounger on the window sill for cats without work does not remain!
- Food and water only to room temperature
One of the basic rules of care of the cat reads as follows: water and food should always be at room temperature. This condition is important to keep, especially in the winter! Make sure that the cat does not eat cold food. In contrast, even the best of intentions don’t warm to her water or food! Cat does not want a hot soup or tea to warm up. The cat needs food and water at room temperature!
- Drying the coat after bathing
If in the winter months you decide to bathe a cat, after the procedure, immediately thoroughly dry it with towels and Hairdryer. Wet cat caught even under a weak draft, with 99% probability ill.
These simple but useful tips will help you to warm a pet, even in the most severe frosts!