08-16-2013 02:56 PM
I have a super sweet outdoor cat (husband's deathly allergic or he'd be an indoor cat). We've had our cat neutered, chipped and all of his shots. He lives on our front porch, has a bed, a fan in the summer and an enclosed shelter in the winter. He's very loved! But I worry about his safety and all the nasty critters he kills and brings us partially eaten...any advice from fellow cat owners, particularly outdoor cat owners, is appreciated!
08-16-2013 03:47 PM
Hi and welcome Lynn!
Did you rescue the cat from outside? I assume he was tested before all his shots? I understand your concerns.
I know our awesome moderator Amy, a cat person herself, will weigh in on this as well.
I just wanted to welcome you.
I'm so happy you have joined our PetCareRx community.
08-17-2013 04:56 AM - edited 08-17-2013 04:59 AM
08-21-2013 01:10 AM
Wow, Amy, thanks for the thoughtful reply!! We are big fans of the flea/heartworm monthly treatment too! Great advice, really appreciate it.
08-21-2013 01:13 AM
Yes, he showed up one day about 5 months ago - with a collar, no chip, no contact info - we put up signs, posted to facebook - he brought us a squirrel one day, and a morning dove the next - we knew that was his way of adopting us.
08-21-2013 01:27 AM
So happy I could help! The very first cat I ever owned just showed up in our yard one day and adopted us, just like yours, only minus the collar. She stayed with us as an outdoor cat for her entire long, happy life. I love it when cats just know they humans they want.