Showing posts with label risks of letting cat outside. Show all posts
Showing posts with label risks of letting cat outside. Show all posts
Saturday, April 27, 2019

Protect You Cat From The Great Outdoors

If you are looking to join the over 36 million Americans who have the joy of being cat owners there is an important question to ask yourself…will your cat be an indoor cat or an outdoor cat? To protect your cat, you might consider having them be an indoor cat. In a recent study funded by Auburn University Cell and Molecular Biology Fellowship Program, researchers found that outdoor cats were three times more likely to contract a parasitic infection compared to indoor cats. Outdoor cats are also much more vulnerable to predators, cars, diseases and aggressive neighborhood bully cats.  Unfortunately, it is difficult to protect your cat in the outdoors. Cats can contract parasites from many sources including insects (such as ticks), prey or even the soil. They are much more vulnerable to If infected your cat can spread these parasites to other pets or even your family.  If your kitty is longing to go outside, consider harness training.  It has worked well for many cat owners especially if the kitty is started at a young age. 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Does Your Cat Long for Adventure?

Some cats are  happy remaining inside.  However, if your cat sits at the window staring longingly outside at the natural world, or bats at the window trying to get to that bird in the yard, you may have a kitty that needs some fresh air.

Many cat owners with good intentions do let their cats outside thinking it will be just for a short period of time.  But, there are many dangers:  attacks by dogs, other cats or predators such as coyotes, contracting diseases, getting hit by a car, confiscation, to name just a few.  The risks of letting a cat out on its own can often outweigh the potential benefits.  Fortunately there are other options to consider that might make your kitty happy and keep them safe.

Safe Options For Kitties Who Long For The Outdoors
  • Install an outdoor enclosure
  •  Walk your kitty with a harness
  • Carry your cat around while allowing them to sniff
  • Use a kitty stroller
  • Personal vest-type carrier
  • Create more vertical space within your home with trees and window perches