This letter to the editor, published in the Salt Lake Tribune, offers a great summary of reasons why cats should not be allowed to roam freely.
The author is a veterinarian.
Although the author suggests keeping cats indoors, or in a catio, we would also encourage cat owners to consider a containment system that allows their pet to explore a larger outdoor area.
And for trips farther afield, why not train your cat to walk on a leash? Many cats do this quite happily.
[5 Jan 2018]