Many people think that keeping a cat contained (not letting it roam beyond their own property) will make the cat unhappy. But experts say that’s untrue.
Keeping your cat a good quality of life at home requires two things: 1. a secure area from which your cat cannot escape, 2. lots of things for your cat to do so that they get exercise, get social interaction and don’t get bored. Fortunately, neither of these things is hard to do.
Here’s a good summary of the reasons to keep your cat indoors, from the Nova Scotia SPCA in Canada. As the author says: Most veterinarians believe cats should be indoor pets. So does the NS SPCA and other rescue groups. It’s a myth that letting cats roam freely outside is ‘natural’ and necessary. Cats are
When you keep your cats at home using the Oscillot system, you may find that they expect you to keep them amused. We recommend lots of cat toys, climbing posts and cuddle time. And if you don’t mind, serve them dinner on demand. 🙂 [31 Mar 2017]
At Cat Containment Systems we believe that cats should be non-roaming, but that doesn’t mean they should never leave home. You may want to take your cat in a carrying cage when you travel or just to visit the vet. But cats also enjoy walking. The key is make sure they stay with you, and
Cats need exercise. If you decide not to let your cats roam (yay!) there are a couple of approaches you could take: Build a home gym for your cats (as in the video above – which is actually pretty funny) Let your cats roam in their own backyard – with an Oscillot fence system (not