Despite the increasing evidence that cats should preferably be left indoors, many cat owners, whether by personal choice or after observing their cat’s behavior, choose to allow their cats outside. Many cat owners complain their indoor cats are lazy, or that outdoor cats suffer a lack of physical exercise if they’re forced indoors during the winter.
Living outside the house Gregory Hammer, DVM, former president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, told Paw Nation that infections are the highest risk facing outdoor cats.
“The most common diseases to watch out for are distemper, leukemia and upper respiratory infection from contact with other cats,” Hammer told the site.
Typically, outdoor cats face dangers within three categories: infection, trauma and parasites. The primary source of exposure is contact with other cats, which could lead to respiratory illnesses and feline leukemia. Rabies READ MORE...