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Old Today, 11:27 AM
Location: Watervliet, NY
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Originally Posted by greatblueheron View Post
Yes...no cat would likely tolerate an outfit...

I'll just leave him alone then.

People who have sphinx cats use sweaters.

Our local shelter got a few sphinx from a hoarding situation. They were very strict with the adoption process, only adopting to people who had proven prior experience with the breed or who attended a seminar on carimg for them, due to the care issues re:not having fur, and us being in a cold winter climate (it's sunny and 18 F right now!).
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Old Today, 12:11 PM
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Originally Posted by r03ix9A View Post
Is he a "caver kitty," the kind of guy who likes to curl up inside things? If so, one thing you might do is to create a hidey-hole on top of his warming pad to concentrate the warmth inside a little cave for him.

My sibling has a cat who is chronically cold and always tries to burrow into blankets or pillows for warmth. She got one of those milk-crate-style plastic boxes and laid it on its side on the floor beside a heating vent. She put a folded up towel inside for a soft bed, and then draped a blanket around and over the crate, just leaving the open side of the box uncovered. Her chilly kitty loves hanging out inside his warm, soft cave, and because it's a milk-crate type of box rather than a solid-walled tub, she knows he won't suffocate.

There's a cat-supply store in our community that sells cat cave-beds made out of felted material, which would also help, especially if placed on or near a heat source.

I've seen the felted caves online....they'd love it....but the ones I saw were pricey, ie $80. (handmade).

Will just come up with my own design...

if he gets really thin and frail in years to come I might then consider a little jacket.
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