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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It’s understandable that many cat owners out there decide to keep their cats indoors. Indoor cats can and do live very contented lives. However, often owners will feel like they are robbing cats from their best life by not allowing them to roam outside. A wonderful solution to this is by giving cats access to your own outdoor space. [...]
Playing with your indoor cat is a great way of preventing stress, boredom and lethargy causing your cat to become unwell or unhappy. Playing is also useful for strengthening the bond between your cat and the other members of the family. Furthermore, play time is an important part of kitten development, aiding coordination, physical development, communication and social skills.Without play [...]
Most cat owners love nothing more than having a clingy cat. It’s an honour to be welcomed home by a cat, and who doesn’t love having the cat come and spend time with you. Sure, it can mean not moving for longer than you hoped, but in general a clingy cat is a wonderful thing. However, there are occasions [...]
It’s difficult to find accurate information regarding the average lifespan of outdoor cats. Not enough research has been conducted in the world, let alone the UK. Therefore, it’s difficult to find an average lifespan, but there is some information available.A study titled Longevity and Mortality of cats attending primary care veterinary practices in England involved 100,000 cats over 90 [...]
Cats hate fireworks. Many humans hate fireworks too and we know exactly what they are for, expect them and yet still they can cause stress and alarm, so imagine how cats feel! It’s easy to understand why cats can get alarmed when the fizzes, whizzes and bangs start. Each year, some cats get so scared they run away and [...]
Cats hunt, it’s what they do. For the regular home owner or tenant, hunting cats can be an inconvenience. No one enjoys waking up to find a live animal loose in the home, or a deceased one on the carpet. Furthermore, cats are blamed for the decline in certain species. In general, domestic cat owners look for ways to [...]
The Croydon Cat Killer mystery has been solved by the Metropolitan Police. The investigators now believe that foxes are to be blamed for the death of hundreds of cats and other animals that were discovered bludgeoned, mutilated and decapitated around the UK. SNARL do not agree with the outcome of the investigation.There is also a petition signed by almost 20,000 [...]
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 [...]
Many cat charities and shelters are reluctant to home a cat with a family unless the cat has outside access. This was certainly true in the past, but times are changing some and the UK is adapting to the idea of indoor only cats. In fact, many cat owners now prefer their cats protected from the dangers that come [...]
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