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5 Ways to Keep your Outdoor Cat Safe and Healthy

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If you have an outdoor cat, you’ll probably be aware of the statistics about their life expectancy in comparison to indoor cats. Outdoor cats are much more likely to get a tic or various diseases that threaten their livelihood. However, there are ways you can ensure your outdoor cat is staying healthy. By adopting the below tips, you can ensure your outdoor kitty has the best possible chance at living a long, healthy and happy life.

Consider Building them a special Outdoor Space:

If you don’t have a patio, deck or cement area in your back or front yard, you could consider building one, undercover so that your kitty has a dry space to call its own. Ensuring your cat has an undercover outdoor area keeps them warm and dry from wet rainy stormy days – which minimises their chances of getting ill.

Check Your Pets:

Ensure you regularly check your cat/s for tic’s or any abnormal lumps and bumps. We suggest doing this once a month at the least, it’s important to keep on track of these kinds of things as many diseases etc can be extremely fast-forming and dangerous.

Regular Vet Checks:

Take your kitty for regular check-ups to the vet. This is important for an indoor or outdoor cat however, especially important for outdoor cats as they do spend a lot of time out in the elements, in the sun etc.

Keep them in at Night:

You might prefer your cat/s to be outdoors at all times for whatever reason which is fine, however, if not, it is important to bring your cat/s inside by night fall just to ensure they don’t roam too much or get into any fights with other cats.


Ensuring your cat has a collar is always important, in case they run away or get lost and someone finds them. On their collar you should have a little ID of their name and where to return them to.

These tips might seem obvious, but it is surprising how many outdoor cat owners tend to be unaware of these simple things. If you have an outdoor cat, I’m sure you want them to live for a long time and put off Pets at Rest Pet Cremation, by ensuring you do these 5 simple things your cat has a better chance at living happily and healthily for longer!

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