Should You Let Your Indoor Cat Outdoors?

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I surfed upon an article written by Dr. Karen Becker about the need for cats to enjoy the outdoors and the sunshine. Your indoor cat easily get bored, and boredom leads to frustration. The issue is that there are dangers lurking outdoors if a cat is left out unattended. Traffic, exposure to disease, and human and animal predators are just a few of the dangers. Yet there are many benefits to outdoor adventures with your favorite feline.

“Oftentimes, pets in the U.S. end up overweight, super bored, and even – I think – borderline depressed, because they’re just kind of held captive in our homes,” Dr. Becker said. 

“Now, I’m not advocating that all house cats be released to the outside, but we do advocate taking kitties outside in harnesses or outdoor caging. There are some neat and really inventive ways that you can help kitties get indoor-outdoor exercise without putting them at risk for disease or predation. Responsibly allowing your kitty outside means you stay with your pet – who is of course spayed or neutered so as not to add to the overpopulation issue – and protect her from any potential danger.”

Take Your Cat for a Walk with a Pet Stroller

Kittywalk Double Decker Pet Stroller

Kittywalk Double Decker Pet Stroller

Pet strollers are available to take your cat for a walk, and there are also harnesses made specifically for cats. Don’t have time to walk? You might want to consider an enclosed screened porch or outdoor caging for your cat.

Kittywalk has a great selection of pet strollers that will fit your needs, including the Original Stripe Stroller, Original Pet Stroller SUV, 5th Avenue Pet Stroller available in Blue or Pink, the 5th Avenue Pet Stroller SUV available in Blue or Pink, Double Decker Pet Stroller, Emerald Stroller, Emerald Stroller SUV, Royale Classic Stroller and Royale Classic SUV. The SUV styles are 30% larger overall, with larger, high traction tires, and more carrier head room.

Kittywalk 5th Ave Pet Stroller

Kittywalk 5th Ave Pet Stroller – Blue

Kittywalk 5th Ave Pet Stroller - Pink

Kittywalk 5th Ave Pet Stroller – Pink

Kittywalk Original Stripe Pet Stroller

Kittywalk Original Stripe Pet Stroller

Kittywalk Royale Classic Pet Stroller

Kittywalk Royale Classic Pet Stroller

Outdoor Enclosures for your Indoor Cat

In addition to walking your pet in the great outdoors, you may want to consider outdoor caging. An enclosed, screened-in porch will keep your cat safe, but what if you don’t have that option? Outdoor pet enclosures are designed to keep your cat safe, while he gets to enjoy the warm rays of the sun and watch the outdoor activities.

The Kittywalk Carnival is a combination of the Carousel and the Ferris Wheel with a connecting sleeve making both accessible to each other. if preferred, Carousel and the Ferris Wheel can be purchased separately.

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Kittywalk Deck & Patio is a simple outdoor pet enclosure at an affordable price. The Kittywalk outdoor pet enclosures are modular, which means that you can add on at a later date. They can go together in a variety of different configurations giving you and your indoor pets a wide variety of options to enjoy the great outdoors.

Kittywalk Deck and Patio KW100P

Kittywalk Deck & Patio

Kittywalk Town & Country Pet Enclosure can be easily set up next to the pool or on your patio.  Your cat can enjoy the warm summer days while you enjoy your favorite outdoor activities.

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All Kittywalk systems are modular, and can easily be combined with other units through the Kittywalk connections.  The possibilities are endless!

There are many other Kittywalk designs, so feel free to browse our store for ideas.  We are sure you will be able to increase your indoor cat’s quality of life by providing him some access to safely enjoy the great outdoors.  At ShopForPuppy.com, we are proud to donate a portion of each sale to pet rescue and helping pets in need.

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