Indoor cats- how to keep your cats safe, happy and healthy.

It is much safer to keep cats completely indoors; they are unable to get into fights with other wandering cats, they can’t kill wildlife, and they are protected against some diseases transmissible between cats.

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It is much safer to keep cats completely indoors; they are unable to get into fights with other wandering cats, they can’t kill wildlife, and they are protected against some diseases transmissible between cats.

Indoor cats have obvious requirements such as food, water, comfortable bedding and a litter tray. Other requirements that people often forget about include the need to hunt/play, explore, scratch, and retreat to hide to feel in control.

There are many ways to enrich your cats indoor life. One simple thing we can do is to enhance their basic resources; this includes using puzzle feeder toys and hiding food so your cat has to search for it rather than just eating straight from a bowl. High vantage points are important for cats, as they generally like to survey their environment from above. Cats also enjoy access to window sills, where they are able to observe the world outside. Products like catnip can be used to stimulate their olfactory senses. Some cats will enjoy playing with toys, such as small balls, feather toys, and even chasing a laser light.

Using the methods above, cats and their owners can have the best of both worlds; safety by being indoors, yet still finding enrichment in their day to day lives.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”transparent” up=”30″][vc_single_image image=”16797″ img_size=”full” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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In line with the recent Government Regulations regarding the lockdown, Windaroo Animal Hospital has modified some processes. As an Essential Service we can remain open and continue to provide all our services while keeping pet owners and team members as safe as possible. Please click below for a full update.