Cat Houses for the Outside
Keeping your cats outside in cat houses is good if you live in the right location but can be perilous if you are not. Even if you are living in a relatively safe area (pet-wise) you can still have problems. It is always great for your cats to have access to nature and this also allows them to be much more occupied than if you just shut them inside all day. The other day I found some information that you might also find helpful if you plan on getting cathouses and keeping your felines outside. In the UK, most cats are allowed to go outside, but in the US, more cats are kept indoors. Cats derive much pleasure from exploring outside, and outdoor cats are less prone to obesity because they get more exercise and they are less likely than indoor cats to eat out of boredom. However, cats kept indoors 100% of the time tend to live longer and suffer fewer injuries because they are less exposed to dangers like cars, , parasites, sadistic humans, and fighting with other cats. Outdoor cats tend to keep down the rodent population but they also tend to keep down the songbird population. When deciding whether to allow your cat outdoors unsupervised, consider how much of a problem these dangers are in your neighborhood. Consider also how close your neighbors' gardens are, as outdoor cats enjoy using the soft soil in planters and flower gardens as litterboxes. Cats that are allowed outside should be routinely checked for scratches or other injuries that they may routinely acquire. Cat's injuries are very prone to infection and need to be treated as soon as possible. As you can see having your cat houses outside comes with both benefits and risks so the thing to do is decided whether the benefits outweigh the risks.