Kingsbrook Animal Hospital's Blog: Outdoor Cat Enclosures

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Outdoor Cat Enclosures

Outdoor cats face many dangers including traffic, poisons, disease, and run-ins with other animals. They are also many times a major threat to wildlife. Allowing cats outdoors in a safe, controlled enviroment is rewarding for both cat and owner. If outdoor access is a possibility for your cat there are a variety of safe options.

A hidden fence will allow your cat to enjoy the outdoors, without allowing them to roam off the owner's property. The fencing system is in-ground and can be adjusted to the area that you choose. The cat wears a collar that will alert and correct them when they approach the area they are not to go.

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Invisible Fence

An enclousure is another idea to allow your cat to safely enjoy the outdoors. It can be tailored to your yard or porch. There are several companies that sell equiptment to build your own enclousure or the blueprint on how to do it. They range from very simple to very complex. They can be furnished with old tree stumps and perches for climbing and scratching opportunities; tarps to provide shade and protection from the elements; even enclosed ladders for safe access to and from the house.