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Do house cats get cold?

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I have a cat at home who stays in my apartment while I am gone. When I am home she is allowed to go outside supervised, during the day. I am trying to conserve on utilities and was wondering if it would be "OK" for her if I totally shut off the heat while I am gone? Obviously she will be in the shelter of my apartment, but I was wondering how cold is too cold? Does anyone have a temperature in mind so that I know if it will drop that low while I am gone I can put a little heat on?

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Yes, cats can get cold. They need protection from the cold just like any other animal does. Be sure the cat has a cozy bed to curl up in or a window that gets a lot of direct sunlight to be near.

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Yes they do.Just because your kitty has fur doesn't mean it won't get cold.When you see your cat sleeping all curled up in a ball that is because it's cold.A warm cat will sleep stretched out to dissapate heat.Curled up to retain heat.My 2 sleep curled up in the winter even though I have heat.

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Can u clarify the question? Cuz all warm-blooded mammals "feel" cold when the surrounding temperature is colder than there equilibrium temperature, but I don't think that's what asking...

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