If your cat is normally an indoor cat, but you've decided to try and get your cat some outside time, you will need to keep your cat safe. Cats can easily get lost or injured when outside, so you need to do your best to keep your cat safe. Read on for ways to accomplish this while still allowing your cat the freedom of being outside.
Invest In Cat Fencing
A simple wooden fence or a chain link fence may not be the best solution to keeping your cat inside your yard, as your cat can easily climb or even jump over these types of fencing. Buying cat fencing that is specially made to keep cats indoors and safe are best to use. The fencing you use should also have a surround at the top that is curved inward to prevent your cat from being able to escape. Using a roller around the top can also help prevent your cat from escaping as well.
Keep Your Cat On A Leash And Harness
If you don't have a fence for your cat, use a leash with a harness on your cat to prevent your cat from running away. A harness needs to be used in addition to the leash, as your cat may be able to wiggle free from the collar on the leash. Your cat could get lost, injured by a moving vehicle, injured by another animal or injured in some other way. The leash and harness can prevent these things from occurring and keep your cat safe.
Vaccinate Your Cat
Your cat should be vaccinated to keep your cat healthy and safe, but especially if your cat is going to be outside. Other pests or animals could be outside and could cause harm to your cat if your cat isn't properly vaccinated. Fleas, ticks, feline parvovirus, and rabies can all cause a problem for your cat if your cat isn't vaccinated and comes into contact with any of these.
Keep A Watchful Eye
Keep an eye on your cat when outside, even if your cat is in an enclosure of some type. Your cat may still find a way out and could end up injuring itself. Always watch your cat when outside. Don't just leave your cat outside to fend for itself.
Your cat may have been wanting to get outside to enjoy the sunshine, grass, and fresh air, if this is the case and you want to give your cat an adventure, follow the tips above to keep your cat safe.