I have spoken to an ideas-4-pets customer this morning who has purchased an outdoor cat kennel for her cat. She informed me that her other cat was killed on the road outside her house 6 months ago and so she desperately wanted her remaining cat to be kept safe but still wanted to let him have a taste of the outdoors. She had seen ideas-4-pets’ outdoor cat kennels on the web and bought one as she thought it would be the ideal solution to her problem.
Cat kennels / outdoor cat houses are a brilliant idea, if like this customer, you live on a busy road and you have a cat that loves to be outdoors.Your cat can have the best of both worlds as she will have the warmth and comfort of the cat kennel area and the freedom of the cat run.
The kennel consists of a large roomy area featuring a sleeping bench about 2 feet from the floor that has a ramp leading through a cat flap into the cat run area. Cats love the sleeping bench because it places them quite high up from the floor and away from any draughts and the beauty of the bench is that you can place a cat bed on there with food and water as well, keeping the cat litter tray under the sleeping bench out of the way.
Alternatively, you can place the cat bed under the sleeping bench where it will be cosy and dark for your cat to feel secure and you can place the cat litter tray outside in the cat run area, leaving the bench as a place for your cat to stretch out and relax on.
The cat run is a great way to allow your cat the freedom of the outdoors but having peace of mind that your cat is contained and safe. You can put tree branches in the cat run so that your cat can climb and keep his nails down, or you can fill the run with your cat’s favourite toys including a cat scratcher.
Your cat will very soon view his outdoor cat kennel as â€œhis placeâ€, a place he can call his own, where he feels safe and secure but still has the joy of watching things going on around him, smelling the air and running around – how much better than being cooped up in the house all day whilst you are at work !! Just remember to leave your cat plenty of fresh, clean water and some of his favourite food and you will have one happy, healthy cat.
Cats who like to be out at night can also benefit from an outdoor cat kennel and cat run as again they can feel the pleasure of the outdoors but you can rest easy in bed knowing that your cat is safe and secure and will be waiting to see you next morning.