All cat lovers would agree that owning one will change your life for the better.
Due to busy lifestyles and more condensed living conditions, cats are becoming a more popular pet.
They are easy to feed, water, entertain and don't require as much brain work as dogs, so are a perfect companion for busy individuals and families.
Cats are unique creatures and very much different from other animals.
First, they have unique dietary and health requirements.
Second, they are instinctively programmed to play and explore.
Essentially, their acute senses and athleticism make them the ultimate hunters, which leads many to believe that cats need outdoor time to nurture these instincts.
Cats are programmed to be natural wanderers and can get themselves into all types of mischief if allowed to freely roam outdoors.
Cat fights, dog attacks, snakebites, poison ingestion, motor vehicle accidents and entrapment name just a few of the predicaments we see.
Most of these nasty problems can be avoided by restricting feline outdoor ventures.
These days, there are many options available for in-home entertainment for cats which largely eliminates the need or will for your cat to look for free roaming opportunities outdoors.
Scratching poles and mats are a great way for your cat to stretch and mark his/her territory - and saving your couch.
Buy sturdy cat scratch poles as they usually cop quite a work out and will wear down quickly.
Cat toys - even something as simple as a ping pong ball - are good for exercise.
Play feeders like food-filled mice are a way for your cat to exercise and express hunting behaviour.
Well-built outdoor cat runs or a cat harness are also perfect for safe outdoor time.