Good thinking bumping this thread
I would normally start by gradually lowering temp for them to get used to too but darned if the cold didn't just jump right out at us this year. We have had temps in the 30's the past 2 nights. I got up yesterday to an indoor temp of 61 degrees. brr chilly for birds.
I got out our electric heater(CERAMIC) to warm up the room they are in. Much to early IMO to start the furnace. Not only is the cost of fuel oil ridiculous, but we haven't had a chance to check filters and clean vents and all those usual things you do before starting furnace for the first time in the fall..
The electric heater we have has a thermostat control that I set on 65 at night. No point heating the whole house yet as we humans can grab another blanket or throw on a sweatshirt if need be.
Excellent reminder about the road salt illusive. It really is bad for our dogs n cats.
I get a pet safe salt to use wherever our dog has access to. But I have been known to use kitty litter too.