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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-30-08 05:30 PM
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2. Companion cats should stay indoors.
They are true predators, and if they can be kept inside they should be so as to not kill other critters.
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  -My cat has been an indoor cat his entire life, so far, and I suddenly feel terrible Mike03  Mar-30-08 05:26 PM   #0 
  - Indoor cats live an average of 7 years longer  XemaSab   Mar-30-08 05:27 PM   #1 
  - That's good news.  Mike03   Mar-30-08 05:33 PM   #7 
  - Companion cats should stay indoors.  flvegan   Mar-30-08 05:30 PM   #2 
  - so they should be kept from doing what is natural to them?  Ava   Mar-30-08 05:36 PM   #13 
     - Yes, if at all possible.  flvegan   Mar-30-08 06:45 PM   #23 
     - Animals are animals. Animals want outside. I let them out. n/t  amitten   Mar-30-08 08:35 PM   #28 
        - I do.  emilyg   Mar-30-08 11:18 PM   #30 
  - hubby insisted we front paw declaw our kitty so he is most definately indoors  greenbriar   Mar-30-08 05:31 PM   #3 
  - I couldn't declaw my cat--and you should see how much furniture he has ruined! NT  Mike03   Mar-30-08 05:34 PM   #9 
     - I tried to wait it out, but our kitty is wild and we couldn't calm him. He scratched our nephew bad  greenbriar   Mar-30-08 05:36 PM   #14 
  - My cats are indoor cats  OhioBlues   Mar-30-08 05:31 PM   #4 
  - This is really a relief to read. I'm glad that many others here keep their cats indoors.  Mike03   Mar-30-08 05:36 PM   #12 
  - My cats are indoor/outdoor...  zanne   Mar-30-08 05:33 PM   #5 
  - Both of my cats were originally from the street and now totally indoors  LynneSin   Mar-30-08 05:33 PM   #6 
  - There are so many dangers out there for cats  skygazer   Mar-30-08 05:34 PM   #8 
  - My dear Mike03...  CaliforniaPeggy   Mar-30-08 05:35 PM   #10 
  - Aw I'm so sorry about your lost cat. Losing an animal and not  Mike03   Mar-30-08 05:37 PM   #15 
  - Mine have been indoor kittehs for 14 years and they are fine. :^) But, maybe it makes  GreenPartyVoter   Mar-30-08 05:35 PM   #11 
  - Duh, I should have thought of that.  Mike03   Mar-30-08 05:42 PM   #18 
     - Hmmm Maybe. Bringing in another cat might  GreenPartyVoter   Mar-30-08 05:47 PM   #19 
  - OK, putting on my flame suit....  mike_c   Mar-30-08 05:39 PM   #16 
  - It's not wrong  enigmatic   Mar-30-08 05:40 PM   #17 
  - My cat is nearly 20 years old  Lavender Brown   Mar-30-08 06:05 PM   #20 
  - Indoors only is the way to go. Much better for the cat.  Pithlet   Mar-30-08 06:24 PM   #21 
  - I know how you feel. Cats seem so happy when they get outside. I lost  applegrove   Mar-30-08 06:25 PM   #22 
  - I guess the concensus is that it depends on your situation  dotcosm   Mar-30-08 07:23 PM   #24 
  - Much less likely to pick up a disease if they are indoors  turtlensue   Mar-30-08 07:28 PM   #25 
  - One of my indoor cats made it to 17, two others are 17 and still going strong.  Alexander   Mar-30-08 07:47 PM   #26 
  - I had one that lived to be 23.  China_cat   Mar-30-08 07:56 PM   #27 
  - A vet told me as they get older, their world gets smaller.  haele   Mar-30-08 09:11 PM   #29 
  - My little one  littlebit   Mar-30-08 11:21 PM   #31 
  - I was also raised with indoor/outdoor cats  huskerlaw   Mar-30-08 11:28 PM   #32 
  - They get in fights with cars outside. The cars win.  LeftyMom   Mar-30-08 11:36 PM   #33 
  - A vet once told me, if you're going to keep you're cat outside, ....  Robeson   Mar-31-08 12:37 AM   #34 
  - Maybe if the cat was on a leash like a dog it would be ok  Connonym   Mar-31-08 12:58 AM   #35 
  - My cat goes outside  astral   Mar-31-08 01:01 AM   #36 
  - Common sense and location are good things to consider.  badgerpup   Mar-31-08 01:33 AM   #37 
 

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