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Ten Tips 'Til the Holiday: Driving in the Dark

Ten Tips 'Til the Holiday: Driving in the Dark

As temperatures continue to drop throughout much of the US, and the hours of daylight seem less and less every time you hit the snooze button, these unfortunate changes also present extra risks for your furry friends. Right off the bat, I think it's a good time to bring even those outdoor kitties in. Not only does this season bring about the risk of freezing, but if pets wander off and cannot find their way home, the dangers are great. Snow causes low visibility and dampens sounds which can limit pets' abilities to hear or see cars coming. Plus, rainy and icy roads make it harder to stop quickly if you do see a darting creature in the dark. To hear more about keeping pets safe from cars during the wintertime,

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If there are outdoor cats in your neighborhood, and you park a car outside, always tap the hood (and beep the horn) before starting it up. Chilly cats will often climb up to snuggle by the warm engines or surrounding areas of freshly parked cars to heat up or hide from falling sleet or snow.

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emalove emalove 8 years
Thank you for these reminders!
Beaner Beaner 8 years
Good tip about kitties hiding under cars.
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 8 years
I have two cats that moved outside in protest of the dogs and have been living outside for years! In the winter we put a little box with a blanket out for them to cuddle together in and in the summer it can get up to 115* (in So Cal) so we crack the garage door so they can sleep in there. I suspect that we have a hole somewhere though cause one always seems to have attic insulation, that pink fluffy stuff, stuck in her fur!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
my parents got a little bed warmer for their dog. She's a whippet and gets cold REAL quick, and that might work for people with cold kitties!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Aww poor kitties..yea beeping your horn once is a good idea too.
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