***Our Tip of the Day:
How about a couple more tips on feeding feral and stray cats outdoors? If possible, set up a feeding station so that the feral and stray cats always know where to go for food. Also, try to set a feeding schedule or a routine, so that the cats know when to expect food, and therefore when to expend the energy to go in search of this food. This is especially important in the winter, when outdoor cats needs to conserve as much energy as possible on staying warm and safe. In terms of type of food to feed, dry food is probably the best way to go when feeding feral or stray cats outdoors, especially in winter. Canned moist food is largely composed of water, which means cats won’t be getting as many calories from it as they would from a serving of dry food. What’s more, moist food will freeze in the cold, making it inaccessible to any cats who come by in search of food. Of course, offering anything you can to outdoor cats is better than nothing, but, if possible, dry food at a consistent feeding station and on a consistent schedule is perhaps ideal.