We are a rescue that is committed to protecting. This means we have to often turn down owners who want an outdoor place, especially cats but live close to a main road. Joanna Wood nutty, a final year vet student, explains why keeping indoors is not cruel.
First, are you against keeping cats and dogs indoors?
Absolutely not. Definitely not. Especially cats used to live in deserts and would have kept their own small areas that had yakuza 6 cats everything they needed. If they weren’t harmed by other cats, they wouldn’t have wandered and would be content with their small territory. Today’s domesticated can live happily indoors provided they have all their basic needs met.
What would those essential needs be, you ask?
Unfortunately, for us, it all depends on the cat. According to the 2006 Animal Welfare Act, a pet has five fundamental rights. These are its right to a safe environment, its right to a healthy diet, its ability to behave normally, and it’s right to be free from suffering, pain, injury, and disease.
If the appropriate adaptations are made, all of these behaviors can be achieved indoors. Some may have a normal behavior that involves climbing or hunting. To allow this behavior to continue, toys and climbing frames should be made available to them. Some cats may like hiding places and high places and will need to be provided with this.
Is there any medical disadvantage to keeping Especially cats indoors?
There are some diseases that cats who are kept indoors are more likely to get. FLUTD is one of them, but arthritis and diabetes are more common in indoor. This is because indoor, especially, are more likely than outdoor to be overweight, which can lead to diabetes.
What are the benefits of keeping them in?
I believe the benefits of having outweigh cats exotics any potential disadvantages. Indoor cats are less likely to get run over and to be exposed to poisons. They won’t wander off and become lost and will not cause you concern. They are less likely to get into fights and endanger themselves with painful abscesses.