Rex

What so bad about outdoor for a cat

They take the shots for indoors and outdoor. And take the stuff for fleas others things like Mosquios and other cats spread diseases . I read cats can defend itself from small dogs, raccoons, and foxalso they still can live long time as well. Are they worried that house cats can kill some animals outside like snakes, rodents, birds or something. Let say any cat main coon male outside in his garden that's bad


Asked by Rex on Apr 16th 2013 in Travel & Recreation
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Twinkle

There are way too many dangers outside. They could get hit by a car. Someone could throw rocks, poisoned food, etc at them. Someone could lure them over to them just to start abusing them by kicking them, setting them on fire & more. They could eat nasty food in the street & get deadly sick. They are out in the elements & could get overheated & chilled. The list goes on & on. Cats are much safer indoors.


Twinkle answered on 4/19/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


West

I agree with Twinkle. Because of everything she mentioned, outdoor cats don't live as long... Most shelters will make you sign a contract promising to make kitty indoor-only when you adopt.

Sometimes I also feel pangs of guilt, however, when my super-active cat tries to dash outside or hunt birds outside the window. No matter how much we play with him, I still think he misses being a wild kitten. But for his safety, I keep him indoors.


West answered on 4/20/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer