Can Cats Go Out?
Like dogs, cats need time outside to explore; breathe in fresh air; and play. When kitties stay indoors, they become lazy, lethargic and risk cardiovascular diseases including high blood pressure and even obesity.
Did you know that close to 60 percent of cats in the United States are classified as overweight or obese? To get them moving, cat owners can let cats outside in the yard if they install a cat fence.
Cat fencing allows cats to move around a home property without getting out. They can securely play with other animals and run around - unlike a catio that will not allow cats to run far. The fence for cats will keep them inside and keep out external predators such as wildlife, stray dogs and homeless cats.
Cats should be outside at least once per day. Like dogs, they require at least 20-30 minutes of daily activity to stay fit and healthy.
- Jenn Smith