Cats spend a lot of time sleeping and gravitate towards warmth. The right bed will protect them against winter chills and cater to their habits. Choose from cocoons, heated beds and beds that let them scratch or burrow. Always position beds away from draughts.
Cats enjoy nocturnal outings, even on cold, winter nights. A reflective collar will keep them safe and visible, especially older cats and those with darker coats. Make sure it slips easily over their head but is snug enough to be comfortable and stay in place.
Cats spend more time indoors during winter and need access to a litter tray. A tray should be at least one-and-a-half times the cat’s length from nose to base of tail and be positioned in a discreet corner away from food, water and busy thoroughfares.
Good litter hygiene is essential for the health of your cat during winter. Choose a litter that is biodegradable and has good odour-neutralising properties. Cats will be most comfortable with the material they were weaned to as a kitten. Keep the tray clean and empty regularly.