- Aug 31, 2018
I purchased Devlinn a MidWest Cat Playpen quickly after bringing her home, I felt bad putting her into a tiny kennel and I read that cats need access to a liter box during the night. The playpen is quite large, 36L x 23.5W x 50.50H Inch, it allows me to put her literbox and liter catcher at the bottom. I place her pillow bed at the very top tier. I always provide her with lots of blankets. Her playpen is located in my "basement" laundry room, right off my girls bedroom, I have no other space upstairs for her. The temperature downstairs is cooler than it is upstairs, and I often worry that she will get cold, she is recovering from severe weight loss due to colitis. Currently since she was so sick I've been making a heating pad with a wet towel in a ziplock bag covered with a towel in a cotton bed sheet bag and keeping her in a sock sweater and placing her in the tiny kennel so she'd stay hot. I dont want to keep using the tiny kennel now that shes feeling better, and she peed in it last night. I want to move her back to her big kennel and allow her access to her litterbox. I do although want to make sure she's getting enough heat and keeping warm, the homemade towel warmer stays hot for about 2-3 hours in her little cat hut. Obviously she will be in the kennel longer than that and I want to make sure she stays warm. What do you use to keep your cats warm? Ive seen chew proof electric cat heating pads and then I've also seen self heating blankets. Do the self heating blankets work for sphynx? I will be continuing to put her in her kennel at night and when we leave to run errands. This may be frowned upon but I would hate for her to get into something, i'd also hate to come home to poop everywhere because my son crawls and puts everything into his mouth, also I ultimately dont want to come home to a dead cat because she got into something or chewed something. Thanks so much everyone!!!