Completely crackers to suggest cats should be kept indoors

Completely crackers to suggest cats should be kept indoors

The headline comes from the Yorkshire Post in an article written by Sarah Todd but as I can’t access the article as it is only available to subscribers, I have decided to nick the title and write it myself. I can actually guess where she is coming from: domestic cat welfare. Whether it is …

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Comparing the amiability of indoor/outdoor cats and full-time indoor cats

Comparing the behaviour of indoor cats and indoor/outdoor cats

This is an interesting survey which compares the behaviour of indoor/outdoor cats with those who are kept indoors full-time and living with other cats. I think it’ll be useful to people considering adopting a cat and whether they should keep the cat indoors full-time or allow them outdoor access without supervision. Of course, there …

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Places where domestic cats are confined to the home by law

Housing Development Board HDB flats

You may know that there is a gradual, modern trend towards confining domestic cats to their home and the surrounding back and front yard. Whether or not domestic cats are confined to their owners’ properties depends upon individual owner preferences, local laws and cultural norms. There are jurisdictions (places where an authority has control …

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Can coyotes climb trees to catch cats?

Leading coyote gets cat in tree

Coyotes kill an awful lot of domestic cats in the US each year but we don’t know how many. They are probably America’s greatest predator of family cats and a reason why many keep them inside permanently. I have seen instances of domestic cats escaping coyotes when they climb a tree and I have …

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Infographic on advantages and disadvantages of an indoor life for cats

Full-time indoor Bengal cat gets much needed exercise

This might be moderately useful for people who are considering adopting a cat and are chewing over their options concerning the more modern way of keeping cats indoors full-time of sticking with the conventional indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Just remember that there are added obligations on cat owners when they keep their cats indoors (think mental …

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Can an indoor cat get worms?

Parasitic worm

Yes, is the answer to the question. Please read on. This is a complete page. The question asks whether a full-time indoor cat can become infested with parasitic worms which are called endoparasites. And the answer must be that they can but the chances of them becoming infested must be significantly lower than if …

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12 facts on keeping an indoor cat happy

Classy cat window box

I have written on this topic many times before! Repetition comes to mind but each article is different as is this one. I am listing 12 facts in bullet fashion for ease of reading; speed reading which I think a lot of internet users employ these days. Web surfers flit from one site to …

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Cats destined to become indoor cats should never be allowed outdoors

Full-time indoor Bengal cat gets much needed exercise

Full-time indoor cats are a growing trend. Domestic cats are thankfully flexible about the amount of space they feel that they need. In contrast the captive wild cats in zoos tend to pace due to boredom and the fact that the amount of space available is a tiny fraction of what they inherently desire. …

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