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how cold is too cold for cats?
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shellgg posted:
Hi,
I am taking care of my mom's two adult cats while they are away. They love to spend all day in my mom's sunroom. We are having cold weather right now, about 50's during the day and high 30's low 40's during the night. Is that too cold where I will have to keep them inside the house while I'm not there? Or can they stay in the sunroom the entire time?
Thanks!
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Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Welcome, Shellgg and thanks for posting.

If your mom normally allows the cats to stay out in the sunroom year 'round, then they're probably be used to those temperatures. If for some reason you can't reach your mom, then I'd suggest checking with her cats' vet and go by their recommendation.

It's really nice of you to watch them and take on kitty-sitter duties!

Byroney
Every dog has his day - but the nights are reserved for the cats ~ Unknown
 
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Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP responded:
If the cats are used to 40 degree weather, that's fine but below freezing (32 degrees) is too cold for cats in general. If they can go from the sunroom to the house at will, you won't have to worry about this. If not, I'd keep them in the house at night. Cats like to be warm![br>[br>
Drew Weigner, DVM, ABVP
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