It is a myth that going outside is a requirement for keeping your cat happy. Playing regularly with a cat
and providing them with entertaining toys can easily satisfy their stalking instinct, keep them stimulated
and provide the exercise they need to stay healthy and happy. It also helps keep local wildlife safe!
Start ’em young
Kittens who are kept indoors are usually happy to stay there as they grow up.
Good fences = happy kitties
Provide a screened porch for your cat to experience the outdoors safely.
Walk this way
If you live in a peaceful neighbourhood in which you can walk without encountering loose dogs, consider
buying a harness and training your cat to walk on a leash.
Install a perch indoors near a sunny window.
Buy a ready-made cat tree or make your own. A cat tree may be short, or may stretch from floor to
Try different types of toys that allow your cat to stalk, chase, pounce and kick.
Bring the outdoors in
Plant cat grass in indoor pots so your feline can graze.
Cats can be neat freaks, so clean the litter box regularly.
Even indoor cats should still be outfitted with a collar and visible identification.
Chip in for safety
For extra insurance, consider having your cat microchipped and keep your contact information with the
microchip registry up to date.