Cat Home Wood Winter Shelter

A cat winter home should always be insulated and if possible heated. Cats are naturally very sensitive when it comes to temperatures but especially cold. Using wood in the construction of your cat shelter will also help as wood is naturally warmer than synthetic materials like fiber glass or plastic. All cat owners know that a cat will look for the warmest spot in the house to take its naps and in some cases this means your couch will be picked as that spot. Although it is true cats enjoy being warm, cold weather is not necessarily bad for them and they are perfectly able to go out in this type of weather as long as they have a warm safe place to return to. Remember that it's important a cat get its exercise even if you are living in a cold place. It's not recommended to let your cat stay out in cold temperatucat houseres for long periods of time though, since they cannot maintain their body temperature for a long time. Cats do not enjoy the rainy seasons and it is true that they do not like getting wet, but there is one breed that does, the Turkish Van, and that enjoys being in the water, but only if it has been exposed to it since a young age. In hotter climates, its important that a cat feel comfortable and not get too hot. Cats will naturally, find themselves a fresh shady spot to lay in. Cats sweat through their paws, so when a cat is hot or scared, it sometimes leaves wet foot prints on the ground.

Something that cats usually do when they are hot is lick themselves. The cats saliva then evaporates and this causes the whole body's temperature to go down. The shelter a cat spends its winters in must be made with the cats health in mind and if it is too cold then you should think about bringing your cat inside your house for its own protection.

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