In this article you’re going to learn how to keep a stray cat warm outside in winter
If you’re on a mission in keeping cats warm this winter then you’re going to love this article
You’re going to discover the best way to keep outdoor cats warm
Let’s dive right in!
How You Can Keep a Stray Cat Warm During Winter
If you’re anything like me and love cats then it must break your heart seeing feral cats outside in the winter
It can be very harsh in the winter and it just makes you think how do these cute cats survive the cold winter
You feel sorry for them and you just wish you can help out every stray cat there is and make sure they are safe in winter
But here’s the thing
It’s not possible to help each feral cat but you can help those that are close by
And the best thing you could do is to ensure they are kept warm especially in winter
So how can you keep a stray cat warm in winter?
The best thing would be to make a place that is safe and warm for them
And I believe the best place would be a outdoor kitty house
This would be very ideal and will be a great little house that a stray cat can come and sleep
It’ll keep them warm, secure and safe
Now you have two options
You can buy one straight off Amazon and it’s a 2 minute job of just setting it up ready to go (That’s if you’re not a DIY person like me!)
Or another option is yep, you guessed it, you can build a cat house yourself (This will be fun and a great project for the family!)
But first let’s look at buying a cat house
I personally prefer this because it’s easy to set up and it’s not time consuming
You won’t spend hours on it and I think the quicker you can set up a cat house the more benefit it is for those stray cats who have no shelter at night
So what is the best outdoor cat house to buy?
Do I need to even explain why this is such a perfect outdoor kitty house?
I mean that look really comfy
Any cat would love that
You know what’s pretty awesome about this outdoor kitty house?
It has heating pads that warms up
But it doesn’t warm up extremely hot
It warms up just perfect enough for a cat
It’s so easy to assemble too
This can be used outdoors and indoors
Maybe you could attract a stray cat indoors and that way you can adopt one?
Not a bad idea right?
It’s also tested to be safe so you don’t have to worry about it not being safe for your little feline
You must be wondering how expensive this could be
But you’ll actually be surprised
You can find out the price on Amazon by clicking here
Is The Cold Weather Dangerous For Cats?
Cats have fur which can keep them warm
And their body temperature are higher than that of a human so when we may feel cold a cat is actually okay
But that doesn’t mean they don’t feel cold of course
They need our help to keep them warm
Now when the weather drops below freezing, this is when it can become dangerous
And that’s when a cat needs our help
Now stray cats
They have no shelter and they’re out in cold all night
This can be dangerous for them
They could catch hypothermia or frostbite
And this can be very deadly which can result in death!
That’s why it is so important for cats to get some sort of shelter where they can relax and feel some warmth
You should check out my article on how cold is too cold for cats to be outside
Click the link below
Can a Cat Stay Out All Night In Winter
If a cat does not have any sort of shelter or a place to keep them warm then it will be very difficult to stay out all night
Especially when the weather drops below freezing
But during cold nights the fur they have can help them but it’s not enough
And it’s not worth for them taking the risk right?
That’s why it’s important for us cat lovers to try our best to provide them with some sort of shelter which is why I recommended getting a outdoor kitty house
At least they will have a place to stay during cold winter nights
It’s real sad where a cat has to stay out all night in the cold
How Do Stray Cats Survive Cold Weather?
Feral cats can survive cold weather but do remember when it gets too cold it can be very dangerous
They can get hypothermia and frostbite which can lead to death!
Here’s the good news though..
You can play your part and help keep feral cats warm
They can benefit from extra food so make sure you leave some outside for a feral cat to eat. This helps them conserve their energy
Another thing you can do which I have already mentioned is to build a warm shelter for a stray cat
This way they have some place to go when it gets too cold for them
Here’s an idea – if you can, try to adopt the feral cat!
Or you can see if he will stay indoors at least during the night
That way he has a warm and cosy house to stay in
If this is not possible and you love DIY then you can get the family together and build a nice shelter!
It would be a good project to work on plus it’s a good cause too
If you’re lazy like me then buying one just makes it so much more easier
Like the one I recommended earlier
I wouldn’t mind sleeping in there!
Before you start your car, make sure to check under your car or on the tyres to see if a feral cat is there
Check the engine too!
This is very important!
I’ll tell you why
Here’s the story of how my poor Tigger had a accident which resulted in half his tail being removed
Tigger’s previous parents used to have Tigger
Now one day, there was fireworks that was going off
And Tigger is very scared of fireworks
So he ran out and hid in the car where the engine is
So his owners could not find him at home so they went out to look for him
They started the car not knowing Tigger was in there
And unfortunately this resulted in Tigger having a very bad accident
Not to worry though because he is completely fine
This was years ago. I’m talking back in 2007
You see how important it is to check your car before you drive it?
I don’t want any cat to go through what Tigger when through
Keeping a stray cat warm in winter is easy
You can purchase a outdoor kitty house for them to stay in or DIY one yourself
This gives them a place to stay when the weather gets extremely cold
It’s a great way of ensuring they are safe and warm in winter
The least we could do for them
If it’s possible the best thing to do is adopt them
But I know that’s not always possible to due to circumstances such as you’re renting and the landlord does not accept pets
So looking out for feral cats and doing your best to keep them warm is the next best thing