Why do you need an outdoor cat house? Any cat lover will tell you that felines are amazing pets. And, I know that my cats have been some of my dearest friends over the years. Some people say that they are not as loyal or as friendly as dogs. But, I would beg to differ. Cats are wonderful friends and companions with a huge capacity for love and affection.
But, they can also cause problems inside of your home. Their litter may cause unpleasant smells, they may claw at the furniture or climb on the bookcases and knock things over. Cats are sometimes messy and can be prone to throw up or spit up hair balls.
The bottom line is that though cats are wonderful pets, it can be a bit of a pain to keep them indoors with you at all times. Let’s just say that they aren’t the best roommates. But, any good pet owner knows that animals need shelter and comfort. This sometimes leads us to feel that we can’t leave our pets outdoors for very long. But, they are animals and they do enjoy outdoor play. There is nothing wrong at all with giving them their own space outdoors in which they can play, rest and grow. A compromise must be found in order for everyone to be happy and safe, but you shouldn’t have to live in a stinky house or clean up cat vomit 5 times a day.
Does this make it sound like I hate cats? Well, I most certainly do not. I adore cats and I love having them as pets. They are some of my very favorite animals in the world. I am just honest and forthright about some of the pitfalls of living with them.
When the time came for me to move them out of the house, I worried that they wouldn’t feel safe or that they wouldn’t be able to find shelter if they needed it. I have always loved having cats but needed to find a solution that would allow me to let them in and out of the house without worry. I wanted them to have a safe place to get warm, cool off, take or just hide out. It was important to me that they had their own little home so that they didn’t feel abandoned and banished to the yard like secondary citizens.
Indoor cat houses, as far as I am concerned are a waste of money as cats can just as easily go curl up in the recliner or bury himself in the couch pillows. They are also unattractive, bulky and take up a ton of room. I have had a few but never found them very useful. So, when I decided to start looking around for outdoor houses I wasn’t sure that I wanted one. I was worried it would be as useless as the indoor cat houses that I have spent hundreds of dollars on over the years.
I knew that outdoor dog houses were pretty common but I wasn’t sure about what was out there for cats. So, I researched and found an outdoor cat shelter that suited our family, and our needs. I was still unsure about the idea because I had never had one before but I was excited to see how this new adventure went for my kitties. I was pleasantly surprised at how much they loved, and still love, their house.
Now, I want to share all of the knowledge that I gained during my research to help you make the very best choice for your furry friend!
I will begin by giving you a quick rundown of 5 of the best outdoor cat houses out there to purchase. I will outline their pros and cons and give you the information that you need to feel like you are an informed consumer.
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