When the weather cools down, it’s important to keep your cat’s well-being in mind. Our feline friends aren’t exactly built to brave the chill of winter! Heed these tips from a Mt. Pleasant, SC veterinary professional.
Keep Fluffy Indoors
If your cat goes outdoors, it’s best to restrict this behavior after the weather has taken a turn for the worse. It’s simply the best way to have your cat avoid cold-weather hazards like ice, deep snowbanks, antifreeze, ice-melting chemicals, and road salt. Your cat will be most comfortable indoors with you and your family.
Don’t put your cat’s bed in an area with a chilly draft, such as next to a doorway or close to an outer wall. This will help Fluffy stay warm overnight.
Outdoor cats sometimes like to seek shelter from the cold winds of winter by hiding in the wheel wells or engine compartments of cars parked outside. Always give your car’s hood a sharp rap before starting it; this will scare off any stowaways and avoid an accident.
Would you like more safety tips for your cat as cold weather approaches? Call your Animal Hospital Mt. Pleasant, SC office. We’re here to help!