I agree with dross1958, if you love your cat you'll keep him indoors. Yes some people think it may be cruel to deny cats the pleasures of the outdoors, but cats were domesticated to be house pets, and anyone who has ever lost a cat they really cared about because they let it outside will surely understand why I am so passionate about this subject. There are far too many dangers out there just waiting for a curious cat. So maybe instead provide a window view, with a perch, open the window when the weather permits, grow some cat grass indoors and if you must, let the cat out while supervised. And of course all the vaccines and tags should be up to date- best wishes
We have had numerous cats all of our 30 years of marriage& each one with distinct personalities. I just cannot agree with some people who insist keeping all cats inside. Perhaps if one would live in the city it would make more sense but we have barn cats to keep the mice population down and it works wonderful for us and our feline friends. I absolutely disagree with some comments that try to promote guilt upon the owner of the cats who let their cats outside, how unnatural for the cat. Now I know many cat owners & some do keep their cats inside all of their lives & seem to be happy enough but to put all cat owners & their cats in the same basket isn't right either. We have had cats for at least 30 years & although it may be more dangerous for them to live outside from other cats and animals, our cats have had very few incidents during those 30 years. The reasoning people use could also be used for our children, life has mishaps & dangers for all species. Should we also keep our children inside all of the time? Of course that would not make sense & we wouldn't even consider it, then why should we also keep our feline friends in such a lifestyle. It just isn't rational to me.