Well built, insulated shelters can help outdoor cats stay warm and dry—even during a snowy Torontowinter. Photo by Port Colborne Feline Initiative. Outdoor cats can thrive in winter with a sturdy shelter and reliable sources of food and water. Photo by Mike McFarland/The HSUS. Got a big heart but not much time or money …
The outside temperature is dropping, the days are growing shorter, and your cats seem to be less playful. Are they cold, sick, or simply hibernating? Here is some information that can help you determine what’s going on with your cat in the winter months.
Street cats, alley cats, wild cats, feral cats, homeless cats … there are a lot of different names we give to these free ranging felines.
From Arizona to Alaska, cats are resilient and able to live in all varieties of locations, weather conditions, and climates. There are still things you can do to help make life outdoors even more comfortable. Follow our winter weather tips to keep outdoor kitties safe and warm.
Even though feral cats are at home outside, they can always use some extra help in cold or severe weather. Find out what you can do to help them stay safe, warm and healthy during the winter months.
Although cats might not be formally diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, the mood disorder that causes some people to experience symptoms of depression in the winter, veterinarians and feline fanciers say they do notice similar changes in some cats. One in three cat owners finds that their pets seem more …
Dec 13, 2016 – The winter season can be harsh on our cats, so that you should fortify their coat. Supplementing their diet with essential fatty acids that will cause the coat to grow in a bit thicker for the cold months. Vegetable oils such as canola oil, safflower oil, soybean oil, butter and fish oils are high in these fatty acids.
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Jan 11, 2016 – Outdoor cats need extra calories to help them stay warm. Put slightly warmed canned food out at regular times each day — the cat will learn to arrive then and eat before the food gets cold. Even if you normally give canned food, leave out plenty of dry food as well. Canned food will freeze if it’s not eaten …
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Nov 25, 2013 – When their fur gets wet from walking through snow or being outdoors in the cold autumn rain, they actually become more susceptible to hypothermia and frostbite because their fur chills them instead of keeping them warm. If you let your cats outside, start getting them acquainted with spendingtime indoors …
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Feb 4, 2013 – If your cat is indoor/outdoor, he may become depressed during the winter months and shorter days. Even if your feline is indoor-only, lack of sunlight, less exercise during the fall, and longer periods of alone-time all contribute to the telltale symptoms of restlessness and depression of seasonal affective …