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How Cold is too Cold for Dogs and Cats? | Care2 Healthy Living

How Cold is too Cold for Dogs and Cats? | Care2 Healthy Living

Down below, Ginger needs to realize that unless an animal is in its natural environment, as many cats and dogs are *not*, then perhaps the outdoors is not always appropriate. Cats, for example, have higher body temperatures than humans do, so they generally do better in warmer climates. I live in the desert, my cats (indoor) bundle up like crazy when the outside temps dip below 70! One of my cats will even crawl under the covers of my bed :) I'd say if anyone has pets staying outside the majority of the time, then its their obligation to provide them with a shelter of some sort. For cats, a large dog house with a flap at the door and a couple of cat beds inside would be just perfect :)

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