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Keeping an old kitty warm...

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  • Original Poster

    Thank you all for the ideas! I am waiting for JMet's kitty sweater, and if she does not like that (she *is* Siamese, after all!) I'm going to try some of those other options. Plus I'm passing this thread on ...I know someone else with a 20 year old kitty that might like a little extra warmth!


    • #22
      Ditto the self-reflecting pet mat from K & H and the SnuggleSafe pet disc. Good luck with the sweater!

      Did the angry Persian ever escape the sweater? My old man dog has a sweater of sorts but I don't leave him home alone in it because he can slip a foreleg inwards, trapped under the sweater, when he transitions from curled up sleeping to waking up and walking. I imagine this would be an even bigger risk in a flexible cat.


      • #23
        Double post
        Last edited by Bicoastal; Dec. 11, 2012, 09:45 AM. Reason: Double post sorry


        • #24
          Shame on you!

          Originally posted by Louise View Post
          Here is a selection of every kind of heated product for pets that you could possibly want. I use their heated pet pads for my cats...

          Sigh, I knew I shouldn't have linked that site. I just ended up ordering another cat mat and some ice cleats for myself.

          Old Man Joey already sent his list to Santa Paws and now he'd like to make a late addition: http://cozywinters.com/shop/12v-heated-petbed.html.



          • #25
            All my kitties have heated cat beds. They are just like heating pads but they only heat up if kitty is laying on it. I got mine at the feed store and they also carry them on Amazon.
            RIP Sucha Smooth Whiskey
            May 17,2004 - March 29, 2010
            RIP San Lena Peppy
            May 3, 1991 - March 11, 2010


            • #26
              Originally posted by Bicoastal View Post
              Old Man Joey already sent his list to Santa Paws and now he'd like to make a late addition: http://cozywinters.com/shop/12v-heated-petbed.html.

              Ohhhh, nice! And, it's on sale!
              If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
              Desmond Tutu


              • #27
                I was going to suggest a space blanket - the silver ones one takes on hikes in case of getting lost.

                But you guys are the kindest bunch, spoiling your kitties so.
                Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique


                • #28
                  Jingles for the old gal! Post a pic in her new sweater, please


                  • #29
                    Hopefully it gets there quickly! I did send it but who knows when it'll get there with usps this time of year lol
                    The one good thing about repeating your mistakes is that you know when to cringe.


                    • #30
                      Originally posted by JLMet View Post
                      I was quite literally receiving the death stare from her lol
                      I looked at that photo and saw Regan from The Exorcist.
                      Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.


                      • Original Poster

                        JLMet...I also have a Persian I picked up off the city streets of Grand Rapids, MI...he weighed in at about 3 lbs as an adult (he was also neutered). He's been with me since 2005 (and up to 15 lbs) - and I know that stare -he gives it to me a lot when I do things like clip his butt to stop the poops from sticking. Love it!

                        Will post picks of Levi (blue-point Siamese) when the sweater arrives. She's doing much better - actually eating well, jumped on the bed for her nightly scritches - NEVER rear declaw a cat...they cannot itch themselves at all. She drools all over when we have our scritch-sessions.

                        Yes, I have the..."Oh, look..she'll take us home and feed us" sign over my head. Bob, my Persian, walked right up to me the moment I got out of my car, as if to say, "Well, it took you long enough!!!"