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Indoor or Outdoor Cat?

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Many new cat owners may struggle with trying to figure out what is best for their cats. A decision like letting them roam the outdoors freely or confining them to the indoor can make a difference of 5-10 years in your cat’s life span. It has been half a century now that cat litter has been around which has made indoor cats possible & affordable, and many studies since then all showing indoor cats live longer and healthier lives.

Indoor Cat
The outdoors in many cities or on the country side are full of unpredictable and dangerous situations where even the most cautious cat may be lured to. The heat of a warm engine during a cold winter day, the taste of anti freeze, pesticides, the neighbor’s dog, hawks and owls, or cruel people wanting to hurt or steal your cat, cat fights, and feline diseases and fleas, are just some of the dangers that await an outdoor cat. 

Protecting your cat isn’t the only reason why it’s important they are kept inside but also to protect the wildlife. Cats are responsible for killing hundreds of millions of birds in the US last year alone.

A relationship with an indoor cat can and should be more rewarding. A closer bond is made and they become more dependent to you and your family members for attention and for casual play. They will depend on you for stimulation, exercise and a clean litter box. Depending the cat breed, house cats are usually better in pairs, keeping each other company and practicing their hunting skills on each other instead of your ankles.

 
 

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