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    7 Reasons you should keep cats indoors

    Saralaya
    Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:34 pm
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    I just read this article on Catster.com and thought I'd share it.

    http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/7-reasons-keep-cats-indoors
    Karen Elizabeth
    Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:20 am
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    wow, good points!!!!


    although I dont currently have cats, I always have had, in the past, and I had a mixture of indoor and outdoor cats .... my 3 cats in Switzerland were strictly apartment dwellers, my Scottish cat and most of my South African cats came and went as they pleased, though only my Scottish cat was a roamer who might disappear for a day or so if it suited him.

    My dear Demi, my last cat, who lived to be over 18, for the last 10 years of her life she was an inside cat, predominantly because of my own dogs, Demis 'sister 'was killed by my German Shepherd (she was grabbed too roughly, and had to be euthanised as a result, broke my heart), after that, we preferred a policy of cats inside, dogs outside.


    But I confess, if (when icon_wink.gif ) I get another cat, my preference will be to keep her indoors, and you've just hardened my resolve in that respect!
    Krislady
    Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:17 am
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    Our cats have always been indoor-outdoor cats, and, as far as I could tell, they seemed fairly satisfied.

    That, and I never kept a litter box in the house until this cat, which is a VERY VERY good thing. (We got her at the end of winter, and she was SO wee, that we couldn't very well start training her to go outside THEN. )

    Then, when we got the dog, and Minerva was SO SO SO freaked out, I didn't dare let her out because I honestly thought she may not come back. She wasn't OLD, but she was most definitely out of shape, and I knew she couldn't fend for herself for any amount of time.

    She put up a bit of a fuss for a while, and even now, she occasionally scoots outside (though, surprisingly, it only seems to happen when my son is running in and out. . . ), but she doesn't go any farther than the back yard. Overall, I think she's much more content in the house, even with the dog here, and I know she's safer and healthier.
    K9 Owned
    Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:26 pm
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    All good reasons. If we ever have a cat again I'll make sure DH knows this. He is the cat lover but his previous cats have all been free to come and go.
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