By Marie Cunningham
Jan 08, 2014
MAKE SURE WATER BOWL DOESN'T FREEZE
Fresh water is essential to every feline's survival. There is a great risk of water bowls freezing over in the winter. Check your cat's outdoor water bowl multiple times a day to make sure it is drinkable.
FERAL CAT CAME TO OUR PORCH YEAR AGO. WINTER COMING ON. WE TOOK ONE OF OUR PORCH CHAIRS WITH WIDE SPREAD LEGS. PLACED IT CLOSE TO OUR SLIDING GLASS DOOR. PLACED SEVERAL FLANNEL BLANKETS (CHEAP AT MOST DRUG STORES) UNDER THE CHAIR. TO THE CHAIRS SEAT BRACING RODS, I FASTENED TWO WORK LIGHTS (ONES WITH SHIELDS) . PUT 100 WATT FLOODLIGHT BULBS IN THEM. WHEN -10 * CAME, WE ADDED ANOTHER . THE CAT WAS FED SEVERAL TIMES A DAY, WATER WAS KEPT FROM FREEZING. THE CAT WAS ABLE TO CURL UP AND SLEEP. THEY ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN BODY HEAT. FROM OUR PATIO WINDOW, WHERE OUR TABLE SETS, WE CAN WATCH HER 24-7. SHE HAD NO HOME AS SOME HOMELESS PEOPLE, SO WE HAVE DONE OUR PART.
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feed them to your dogs great sourse of protine
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The best way to keep cats safe and warm in the winter is to neuter/spay them, and then keep them indoors.
I have three stray cats that will not come in the house to stay. The few times they have wandered in the house the freak out as soon as they see a person and run back out. I have a winter tent system set up on my back porch. that is where we store our summer porch furniture. I cover all with a heavy quilt. The chairs are lined with old bed pillows and two other comforters. I make sure they have food and fresh water at all times. Once a day in the winter I give them a hot meal - soup, cat food with gravy, that sort of stuff. They have been here for five years and seem healthy and happy.
We have this cute little kitty that has come around since we bought this house, 5 yr's ago. It won't come in, so we built it an insulated kitty condo on our porch, we don't wan't to capture her because she seems to suffer from PTSD. "ANY IDEAS?
Bring them inside? Duh!
It's a proven fact that indoor cats live longer lives. Our first cat was a stray we named Smokie, who adopted us in the middle of a summer heat wave and loved being an inside cat with us for 15 years and only went outside for very brief times in the winter and hated the cold preferring the warmth of blnket. When he passed away suddenly our hearts were broken, we have another cat named Pepper who is indoor-only and on cold days we're especially grateful to have her, though we still miss Smokie, whom I'm sure is enjoying kitty heaven.