How to keep your cat safe outside

How to keep your cat safe outside

It’s a fact that cats are naturally outdoor creatures, but letting your kitty go outside can put him or her in danger. So how can you keep your cat safe outside?

WHILE many cats will be enjoying the warm weather this summer, owners have been advised to keep their cats safe from potential garden hazards.

Cats Protection’s Gloucester and Cirencester branch has compiled a list of tips to keep cats safe this summer.

Keeep your cat safe outdoorsProtect your cat from the sun – Like humans, cats can develop skin cancer from too much sun exposure and certain cats, particularly white and pale cats or those with sparse hair on their ears, are more at risk.

Take care with barbecues – If you are planning to enjoy some al fresco dining during the summer, make sure barbecue coals are properly cooled with water as your cat can suffer nasty burns if he or she jumps onto them once you are finished.

Keep the doors of sheds and greenhouses shut – Be careful not to accidentally trap cats inside outbuildings during hot weather.

Read the label on pest control products – Slug pellets which contain metaldehyde can prove fatal to cats, so make sure any pest control products are safe for felines.

Check your plants and flowers are feline friendly – Certain plants and flowers can be toxic to cats, particularly lilies.

Take care with barbecues – If you are planning to enjoy some al fresco dining during the summer, make sure barbecue coals are properly cooled with water as your cat can suffer nasty burns if he or she jumps onto them once you are finished.

Keep the doors of sheds and greenhouses shut – Be careful not to accidentally trap cats inside outbuildings during hot weather.

Read the label on pest control products – Slug pellets which contain metaldehyde can prove fatal to cats, so make sure any pest control products are safe for felines.

Check your plants and flowers are feline friendly – Certain plants and flowers can be toxic to cats, particularly lilies.

Top tips to keep your cat safe in the garden this summer – Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard

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Keep your cat safe outside while in your garden

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Use a cat lead

Another way to keep your cat safe outside is to take it out on a leash. There is a wide variety of cat leads and harnesses available, so finding the purrfect fit for your kitty should not be a problem.

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Cat harness with bungee lead

By following the advice in this article and using a little common sense there is no reason why you should not be able to keep your cat safe outside.

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