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Danger of frozen water+cat's tongue?

VIOLET0019
December 15th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Does anyone know for sure, if there is absolutely NO DANGER?:confused: if a cat tries to drink water that is frozen? Will he have a problem in having his tongue get stuck :cry::yell:to the ice?:confused: I am worried for the six feral cats that I feed and want to know 100%. Thanks!

sugarcatmom
December 15th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Even if a cat's tongue did get stuck to the ice, it would melt fairly quickly. Just like if you lick a popsicle, it's not like you're at risk of having it affixed to your face for any length of time. More of a risk would be a tongue sticking to a metal bowl (so use plastic in winter), but most cats would be smart enough not to lick metal, I would think. Anyway, some more tips for you on how to keep fresh water outside for ferals: http://www.petfinder.com/how-to-help-pets/prevent-freezing-water.html

VIOLET0019
December 16th, 2010, 11:21 AM
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I am very grateful for this link with several suggestions. And thank you for your advice - I have been using a metal dish :(