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3 Tips for Indoor Cat Enrichment
Keeping your indoor cat happy and stimulated is simple when you follow these three enrichment tips.
A cat enclosure offers the perfect way for your favorite feline to enjoy a little outdoor time without being subjected to the dangers of the real world. Before you make the decision about adding an enclosure to your property, consider these facts.
Free Access to the Outdoors Can Decrease a Cat's Lifespan
Free roaming cats are subject to many dangers, including:
Adding an enclosure protects your pet from these dangers and helps ensure that you have many years to spend with your furry friend.
Cats Are Adaptable
If your cat currently spends a lot of time outdoors unsupervised, you may be concerned that it will not react well to being deprived of the ability to come and go freely. Fortunately, most cats are very adaptable and adjust to life indoors within a few months. Building an enclosure gives your pet plenty of time to spend outdoors without any of the risks.
Enclosures Provide Exercise and Stimulation for Indoor Cats
Keeping your indoor cat stimulated can be a challenge at times. An outdoor cat enclosure offers the perfect spot for hours of bird or squirrel watching and helps your cat stay active and engaged.
Things to Think About When Building or Buying a Cat Enclosure
Do you have a question about your cat's health or behavior? Call us and let us know how we can help you and your pet.
CatTime.com: Debating Keeping Your Cat Indoors or Letting Them Outside Sometimes?
The Marin Humane Society: Cat Enclosures
American Humane Association: Indoor Cats vs. Outdoor Cats
WebMD: Should You Have an Indoor Cat or Outdoor Cat?
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Our mission is to focus on the unique needs of cats and their human family. We provide compassionate, progressive medical care in an environment that is designed to be paw-sitively purr-fect for felines and the humans that love them.
In order to fully focus on felines, it would be cat-astrophic to ignore the skills and knowledge our team must possess and therefore, the other half of our mission is to focus on the educational development of our team and the professional environment of our culture.
We accept in-takes for surgeries and drop offs from 8-8:30 am Monday through Friday. A doctor will be unavailable until 8:30 a.m. each day. You are welcome to wait in our lobby however if you feel your cat needs immediate medical attention or may require 24 hour critical care we recommend they be taken to Emergency Veterinary Services at 4902 Frontage Road Roanoke, Virginia 24019 540-563-8575. We also have limited staff on the weekends and are unable to perform the following procedures on Saturdays: routine surgeries, grooms, dentals and laser treatments.
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