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Cats need to roam! Right? Wrong! It is a sometimes hotly contest conversation on whether indoor cats are happier and healthier than outdoor cats. Proponents of outdoor cats believe these cats indulge their hunting instinct and enjoy nature the way their indoor counterparts cannot.
Proponents of indoor-only cats believe that indoor cats are just as happy and healthy and they are certainly safer. An indoor cat isn’t going to fall victim to being prey to another animal. An indoor cat won’t kill the birds on the neighbor’s bird feeder (something your neighbors may feel strongly about). An indoor cat, especially one who may not be spayed won’t bring home an unwanted litter of kittens. An indoor cat won’t roam somewhere that you cannot find him.
You can have an indoor-only cat who lives a life full of cat-centric fun in which she can indulge her hunting instincts in a safe manner. Indoor cats need fresh air and exercise and that means you will have to concentrate on indoor cat enrichment of her environment. When you invest in a cat health insurance policy, your indoor cat will benefit from living a longer, healthier life!
What’s a cat parent of an indoor-only cat to do to ensure the cat is healthy, happy and not bored by his indoor lifestyle?
Here are a few tips:
Indoor cats will inevitably live longer lives than their outdoor counterparts. Indoor cats require enrichment to keep them from being destructive and to keep them entertained in both body and mind and there are many easy ways to do just that!
It’s important to remember that indoor cats get sick and injured as well! Make sure that if an accident or injury occurs to your feline friend that you’re covered! Get a free quote here.
Robbi Hess is a full-time pet blogger and multi-published author. She shares her life with a diva Poodle, a goofy Goldendoodle, two Devon Rex, a senior ginger kitty and three reptiles!