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How can I make my cat use her house during winter cold?

Cats do enjoy warm surfaces and there are a few options to entice her into her house. Depending on what her house looks like, you can add a heat lamp, just be careful the lamp does not touch ...
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How can I make my cat use her house during winter cold?

Possible frame challenge here, but your cat isn't using the house because she doesn't need it. Her fur is cold to the touch because it's working - it's keeping body heat inside. And just like your ...
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At what point do cats start to be in actual danger (rather than "just being uncomfortable") from cold winter weather?

Trust the cat. I don't know the distance from your house to your neighbour's house, but assuming you don't live near an abandoned mine in Yukon, it would probably take the cat a few minutes to come to ...
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Gold fish survivability in winter

Goldfish do not have any problems surviving the winter as long as the water at the bottom of your pond stays above 2 °C. As far as I have seen, young fish are not more sensitive to the cold than the ...
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What do I need to know when picking pet friendly deicers?

There is a product called Safe Paw that is made for pets and kids. A de-icer that is pet safe will have a claim on the bag. I wouldn't worry about your pets eating it, I've never seen a toxicity ...
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Can two male cats from same litter share same cat house

Brothers from the same litter can live together, if they have to. As long as they grow up together there's a chance that they never start fighting, but that's not guaranteed. Friends of mine had 2 ...
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What temperature would be best for my Labrador dog?

In the given temperature range she doesn't need an additional coat or anything. Her fur will be enough to keep her warm. Her dog house should offer sufficient protection against bad weather. If she ...
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Do cats need clothes?

I tried a coat made from a knitted legwarmer with holes for the front paws on my cat today, because she wanted to go out in the cold. After an hour I searched for her and she was sitting with the "...
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Moving dog from warm to cold climate

Congratulations and thank you for adopting a dog! Kindly tell us if you plan to keep your dog inside your home, or outside. Assuming inside, I think your dog will tell you, and no need to worry, ...
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I have a mutt with a weird body shape. I can't seem to find a winter jacket that fits him

My pitbull half breed has kind of same problem. It's likely that you wont find anything online. Almost every adjustable coat is only adjustable around their belly, but the chest and neck has to fit. ...
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How cold should I let my home get in the winter for my small dog?

I'd say it's something you can safely ignore. If it's warm enough for you, your dog should be happy as well. Just offer a retreat, e.g. with a snuggly blanket or similar on an isolated bed (if the ...
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What plants or other winter yard items are safe for a rabbit?

Because there is no area tag in your question, I will answer for my area (western Europe). (I found the area sentence in your question, please excuse me...) You can feed your rabbit bamboo. It will ...
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How can I protect a fish pond during the winter?

This is an old question, but people needs to understand how this is done properly. You need to keep an open, ice-free area in your pond but this does not need to be large. One way to do this is to ...
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How can I protect a fish pond during the winter?

I don't have a fish pond and never have, but I can give you an answer I've derived from watching some pond building shows as well as from articles where people have ponds their livestock drink from. ...
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