Posted by Lynette Hammond on 21st Aug 2019
Indoor cats’ life a confined life. There are several reasons for keeping a cat confined to the indoors as opposed to free access to a larger territory. These reasons include:
Indoor cats do miss out on many benefits that come with outdoor life. However, that doesn’t mean an indoor cat needs to have a sad and boring life. It is possible to avoid problems such as stress, obesity and boredom. Here are 5 ways to improve the living environment and well being for any indoor cat.
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As indoor and contained cats are becoming common in the UK, we thought we’d share a few tips on how to keep them stimulated. A bored kitty can lead to stress and unhappiness, even poor health. There’s absolutely no reason for an indoor cat or a cat with contained access to the outdoors not to have a fulfilled, happy [...]
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Many of us in the UK believe that indoor cats are not as happy as those allowed the freedom to roam outside. This myth results in many cats being lost, injured, stolen and even killed outdoors. It is possible for cats to live very happy lives as indoor cats. All you need to do is provide stimulation and exercise [...]
Sometimes, cats that have previously enjoyed the freedom of the great outdoors suddenly have to adjust to the indoor lifestyle. In an ideal world, all indoor cats know no other existence, but this isn’t always possible. Things change. Cats may need to become indoor cats; here are just a handful of reasons why owners decide to start keeping their [...]
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