Dear Snowy & Butch,
My mom says I need to stay indoors but sometimes I want to explore outdoors. Mom says indoor cats are healthier and live longer. Is Mom right?
Dear JO JO,
Absolutely yes! Indoor cats live on the average of 12 to 15 years. Indoor/Outdoor cats live several years less. Stray or homeless cats live on the average of 5 years if in a "cat community" and 2 to 3 years if the cat lives by himself.
Even a few times outdoors can be a problem....cars, dogs, other cats, coyotes & other wild animals, people, bacteria, and poison plants.
Thank mom she wants you inside!
SNOWY & BUTCH