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3 Tips for Indoor Cat Enrichment
Keeping your indoor cat happy and stimulated is simple when you follow these three enrichment tips.
A cat enclosure offers the perfect way for your favorite feline to enjoy a little outdoor time without being subjected to the dangers of the real world. Before you make the decision about adding an enclosure to your property, consider these facts.
Free Access to the Outdoors Can Decrease a Cat's Lifespan
Free roaming cats are subject to many dangers, including:
Adding an enclosure protects your pet from these dangers and helps ensure that you have many years to spend with your furry friend.
Cats Are Adaptable
If your cat currently spends a lot of time outdoors unsupervised, you may be concerned that it will not react well to being deprived of the ability to come and go freely. Fortunately, most cats are very adaptable and adjust to life indoors within a few months. Building an enclosure gives your pet plenty of time to spend outdoors without any of the risks.
Enclosures Provide Exercise and Stimulation for Indoor Cats
Keeping your indoor cat stimulated can be a challenge at times. An outdoor cat enclosure offers the perfect spot for hours of bird or squirrel watching and helps your cat stay active and engaged.
Things to Think About When Building or Buying a Cat Enclosure
Do you have a question about your cat's health or behavior? Call us and let us know how we can help you and your pet.
CatTime.com: Debating Keeping Your Cat Indoors or Letting Them Outside Sometimes?
The Marin Humane Society: Cat Enclosures
American Humane Association: Indoor Cats vs. Outdoor Cats
WebMD: Should You Have an Indoor Cat or Outdoor Cat?
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Countryside is wonderful!!! I take all three of my cats here, and I'm always so impressed with how they accommodate for each cat based on their personalities. They handle each one according to their unique needs. My most timid female is getting over a UTI. After they weighed her in the back, they brought her back over to me loosely wrapped in a blanket that felt fresh out of the dryer! I absolutely LOVE that attention to detail and genuine care that my furkids receive here.