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Cat Care: Tips for Keeping Your Kitties Healthy During Winter

If you’re currently living with a cat or two, you’ll know how they love to stay comfortable. But things can change now that colder seasons are starting to set in. Winter for cats can be too chilly at times. While they have natural fur to keep them warm, that may not be enough.

Keep in mind that changing weather also means changing needs for your pets, especially during the colder seasons. It’s crucial to know how to take care of them during this time so they can avoid getting sick.

Get Preventative Meds

Make sure to visit the animal clinic before winter. Doing this will give your vets a chance to give your cats a physical exam, so they can catch and treat any illness that may progress during the colder season. This is also a great opportunity to get the necessary vaccinations that will help bolster their immune system. You’ll be more confident that your cat will get through the winter without any problems.    

Place a Litter Tray Inside

Although litter trays are common, a lot of cats prefer to take care of their business on the lawn. But when winter comes, they should have easy access to a tray so they can go to the toilet without going outside and endure freezing temperatures.

Don’t forget to clean it daily, whatever kind of litter you have. This way, you won’t have to deal with foul odor filling up the room. This will also help prevent them from going to the bathroom outside of the litter box.

Keep Them Entertained

Since going outside isn’t much of an option for your cat, try to entertain them indoors instead. Giving them interesting toys to play with can help them stay physically and mentally active. It also keeps them in shape since they’ll have more things to do than just eat.

Winter for cats should be as enjoyable as it is for us. So, make sure that you’re prepared to help them get through the entire season smoothly. Work with our professional vets at Chisholm Trail Animal Hospital to learn how you can do this.