Many cats really enjoy a warm, cozy place to nap.
It’s not unusual to walk into a room and find your cat curled up in the sunniest spot.
With the approach of colder months, many indoor cats, especially older ones or kitties with arthritis, will seek out the warmest spots in the house.
So how can you ensure your cat is feeling warm and cozy all winter long?
There are things you can do to help create safe, warm napping areas for your cat.
This can be especially helpful for your older cat who may have stiff joints. The comfort of napping on a soft warm bed will ease some of that arthritic pain and stiffness.
It’s important though to make sure any heated bedding you create is safe. It’s also important to make sure your cat is able to freely move away from the heat should they cat too warm because cats have very thin skin and it can burn easily.
Your cat probably enjoys sitting at the window to watch the outdoor activity if they are anything like my cat?
Any sliver of sun in the house my cat Rajah will find it.
The image of an indoor cat stretched out and enjoying an afternoon snooze in the path of where the sun comes streaming in the window is a classic.
With my cat Rajah, he tends to follow the sun as it moves through out the different windows of the house during the day.
There’s one window in one room where the afternoon sun is the strongest so I’ve strategically placed a chair with a blanket there.
Every afternoon when the sun is the strongest you can find Rajah curled up in the blanket!
But if there’s a draft there, it’ll be uncomfortable for him so take care of any leaks, especially at favored window locations that your cat likes.
Place a padded window perch at the window so your cat doesn’t have to sit on the cold, hard window sill. There are also heated window perches available as well as heated cat beds!
Did you know that the air inside the house in the winter can get very dry?
A humidifier in the house can help make your cat feel a bit more comfortable and will cut down on static electricity.