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Do you let your cat outdoors?


We have three cats, six months and younger. Although they are predominately indoor cats, we've been taking them outdoors daily for fresh air and sunshine. Also, we hope they get familiar with the surroundings in case they 'escape' outside. Any thoughts about this? What is your experience, if you are a cat owner?

 

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    Denise Handlon 4 years ago

    Thanks Kristen-I like to give them outdoor time too, b/c they enjoy that.

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    Denise Handlon 4 years ago

    Hi peeples. Some cats are more comfortable following their natural 'wild' side. All 3 of ours were strays we had fixed and adopted, but two relish being out.

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    Denise Handlon 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your experience here. I agree that it is important. We take Tom out on a leash, but Raisin is the one who really loves it. They are all fixed and have had their shots. We watch them carefully when they're out.

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    Denise Handlon 4 years ago

    Hi, thanks for your comment. We stand guard with them outdoors, they never are allowed outside w/o us. And, one is on a harness attached to a leash. Thanks for your info, I like the enclosure idea.

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    Denise Handlon 4 years ago

    Lots of folks keep their cats indoors for a variety of reasons. Others, like us, watch them outdoors, but it is time consuming.

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    Denise Handlon 4 years ago

    Wow, it sounds like you live in quite a wilderness with coyotes around.The catio is a great idea. Thanks!

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    aykianink 4 years ago

    Sorry to hear the kitty passed away. Twelve years is pretty good though, right?


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    Denise Handlon 4 years ago

    Hi Linda-yes, read the response left by Theophanes, who offered much the same info. :) Happy Holidays to you.

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    Denise Handlon 4 years ago

    Hi TK-thanks for sharing your experience. I have thought of the fact that we will NEVER be able to not give them that time outdoors now, ha ha. But, it is only logical to offer them sun and air like everything else.

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    LindaSmith1 4 years ago

    People think BB guns are safe toy unless they shoot at a window. BB guns are not safe, they kill birds, and can even kill a cat. They can do harm to humans if they hit the right spot, like an eye!


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