How to understand if your cat is cold
Yeah … cats also suffer from the cold. Whether they live comfortably in the house, or run around outside all day. Like any cat owner well knows, in general Micio likes to stay warm: in some cases, however, rather than a pleasure it is actually a pleasure of a real physical need.
Who to pay more attention to?
The breeds that require the most attention in the cold are those with very short hair or without hair, such as the Sphinx and Peterbald.
In this case, our advice is to take your cat out as less as possible, ideally dressed in a jumper to keep the body warmth as much as possible.
Like all kittens and elderly cats are subject to special attention during the coldest days.
In winter, the possibility of cats developing struvite stones, especially male or sterilised cats, can also increase: in winter, cats are lazier and move less, drink less and feel less of an urge to pee. The urine, stagnating in the bladder could then cause the formation of struvite crystals. To prevent this problem, it is best to keep your cat warm at home and make sure she drinks enough to hydrate properly and pees regularly.
How to tell if your cat is cold
Be careful of these signs, they may indicate that your cat is cold:
– Always tends to stay under blankets or coats
– Always sleeps near the radiator or stove
– He won’t go out
The cat that lives outside
In winter, the cat fights the cold with different natural methods to isolate the body: long-haired cats – for example Norwegian – increase the amount of undercoat, while in general all cats living outside create a kind of “inner tube” between skin and hair.
If the kitten is used to living outside the house, we must ensure, through a veterinary visit, that it has no disease, because in this case the low temperatures could be very dangerous. In any case, we can make your bed warmer outside, reducing the space so that it is smaller and more comfortable, for example, you can use pillows for this purpose.
AContinuous going in and out of the house may also be risky due to sudden changes in body temperature.
Many cats like to heat up near the engine or on the wheels of the car, so be careful whenever you have to use your vehicle!
The kitty at home
Does he spend his days sleeping more than usual? We should not be alarmed: it is normal for winter to bring greater laziness, aimed at conserving energy to regulate one’ s temperature.
If your cat sleeps in a cuddly cuddle or next to other cats, the house is probably too cold: you should raise the temperature or place her bed next to the heat source, with a cover. You will still find the hottest place to stay on your own.
Speaking of food, cats with a tendency to be extra-weight should not eat between meals when moving less. Try to make them play more than usual and choose instead light foods such as natural wet Schesir.