Keep Your Cat Inside
This one might seem obvious, but if it’s cold outside, your cat should stay inside.
“It is highly inadvisable to let your cat outside during the cold winter months,” says Dr. Rachel Barrack of Animal Acupuncture in New York, noting that hypothermia and frostbite could occur.
Additionally, de-icing products, antifreeze and cars can pose additional dangers to cats in the winter. When it comes to winter clothes for cats, it’s best to leave those off as well.
“Never put a sweater on an outdoor cat.,” Barrack says. “This can get caught on a fence and cause injury when your cat is trying to get free.”