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Hot water bottle for elderly cat?

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Appuskidu Fri 10-Nov-17 09:31:29

I have a very old (incredibly needy!) day. She was a rescue and we’ve had her for 19 years, so she’s doing well. She’s happy but is tiny and all skin and bones-there is nothing to her, really. She adores warmth and likes nothing better than being asleep touching a radiator or on a lap, neither of which is possible all of the time. Our house is also freezing most of the day!

Is there any reason why I can’t use a hot water bottle under a blanket for her? I tried wheat bag last night but she jar kept sniffing the air and giving my dirty looks (they do smell weird!) so that wasn’t a success.

Or any other ideas welcome?!

TheQueenOfWands Fri 10-Nov-17 09:33:35

I picked up a very elderly stray who liked sleeping on a hot water bottle with a woolly cover.

You could also ask a local granny if they'd knit a catty sweater.

Asiaticlily Fri 10-Nov-17 09:37:17

This sounds just like my cat who likes nothing better than sleeping on the sky box hmm

She’s rejected all attempts at a hot water bottle so in recently bought a heated pet bed from Amazon. This way I can put her favourite blanket on it and keep some familiarity.

I wouldn’t leave it switched on whilst she is alone/ unsupervised but she seems to enjoy it smile

Wolfiefan Fri 10-Nov-17 09:39:26

Not a hot water bottle. Claws!
Try a heated whelping pad. Or one of the pet pads you heat in the microwave.
Radiator cat bed?

Appuskidu Fri 10-Nov-17 09:40:11

Cat, not day-I don’t know where that stray word came from?!

Thank you for the replies. I didn’t know you could get heated cat beds! I will look on Amazon.

abbsisspartacus Fri 10-Nov-17 09:40:21

I've done this for a young cat who was kicked out of his home he couldn't live in mine my cats wouldn't let him so he slept outside in a cupboard on a hot water bottle he loved it

MsMims Fri 10-Nov-17 15:56:53

Try a ‘snugglesafe’, they are heated in the microwave but never get hot enough to scald, and then stay warm for several hours.

My cats are also extremely partial to heated throws!

Weedsnseeds1 Sat 11-Nov-17 00:18:31

I had a plug in heat pad for my old girl, which seemed to help.
If you use a hot water bottle, wrap it well.

AcrossthePond55 Sat 11-Nov-17 00:43:29

We bought a heated pad for our now deceased geriatric dog a few years ago. I don't know exactly how it works but it's cool to the touch until they actually lay on it!

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