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Old December 15th, 2010, 01:33 PM
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Question Danger of frozen water+cat's tongue?

Does anyone know for sure, if there is absolutely NO DANGER? if a cat tries to drink water that is frozen? Will he have a problem in having his tongue get stuck to the ice? I am worried for the six feral cats that I feed and want to know 100%. Thanks!
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Old December 15th, 2010, 08:23 PM
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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...ing-water.html
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Old December 16th, 2010, 10:21 AM
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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
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