Letting My Cat Outside

The Risks

Many cats try to slip outside while their owners are not paying attention.

 

Unfortunately, this is not always in Kitty's best interest! Many feline respiratory illnesses are airborne and are highly contagious. Also there is the risk of parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and worms that could be exposed to your cat.

 

Always make sure your cat is up to date on vaccinations and parasite preventative from your veterinarian! And don't forget other animals, vehicles, weather conditions, etc. that could put your sweet little kitty in a big ball of trouble. It is best to make sure your cat has access to windows and toys inside so that he can sun himself and get in the proper exercise.

  If your cat seems to be a "door darter," or is prone to getting outside. consider having Kitty mircochipped. A microchip is a small device, about the size of a grain of rice, that is inserted just under the skin between the shoulder blades. This device is programmed with your name and contact information so that if Kitty gets lost, and then found and scanned, you will be contacted immediately. Talk to your vet about micro-chipping today!