Can Inside Cats Play Outdoors?

orange cat under brush looking into the camera

Cat lovers share a unique love for their feline friends. For their soft purs and delicate caresses and the company they always provide, often indoors. While the majority of cats typically remain safe and comfortable sheltered indoors, there are still adventurous cats that love the open outdoors and exploration. 

Did you know that before the 1940s cats were mostly pets that were kept outdoors? Since then however they’ve shifted to mostly indoor pets and for good reason, they are safer within the confines of a house, but that doesn’t mean they have to be kept totally caged. 

If you want to give your cat more freedom both indoors and outside without worrying over them getting hurt or lost, you have options! 

DogWatch of Eastern Connecticut offers wireless pet containment systems for dogs as well as cats! Set the safe perimeters you’d like them to stay within and provide some freedoms they can still enjoy. 

If you’ve been wondering if inside cats can play safely outdoors, here are some points to consider. 

Safety is a Top Priority

Since there are so many dangers that can occur when a cat roams freely outdoors – like ticks, rabies, fights and mating – it is important to always consider their safety when planning to take them out. If you’re going to use an outdoor cage, be sure the cat cannot escape from the top. A leash should also be used securely and only if the cat is comfortable walking with it. 

Make Your Yard Welcoming 

If you do have a fenced yard and think a small space where you can monitor and maintain your cat would be okay, it’s still important to ensure they are safe and enjoy the area so they don’t try to escape. Something fleeting like squirrels or birds could lead them astray. Try to make areas with tall grasses they can enjoy and roll through so they understand where to stay when they are let outdoors. 

Wireless Containment 

To ensure ultimate protection for your cat outdoors consider getting a wireless containment system from DogWatch. We help you to setup specific boundaries that will keep them away from trees or other dangers around the yard and our professional trainers get them used to the system and lightweight collar they will be using. 

Interested in learning more?  Contact us today! 

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