Many people like to let their cats roam freely outside. Unfortunately in the winter, cats may need special care to deal with the cold and snow such as shelter and food that can survive outside in the elements.

Surprisingly, you shouldn’t put out blankets or newspapers in a shelter since these items take heat away from the cat. Hay can also cause allergic reactions in a cat. Instead, Mylar reflects heat so it can help keep outdoor cats warm in the winter.

For more tips on how to keep your outdoor cat safe and warm in the winter, click here.