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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by wq47 HawkTail » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:17 am

This can be very difficult to do, especially when your animals are not spayed or neutered. They are desperate to get outside, and will do anything to do so. When you have no money (like me), you can not afford to get your animals fixed, and you have to always keep an eye on them. When its a cat, it can be very difficult and challenging! Cats are more inclined to want to go outside anyway. :)
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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by Koa » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:02 pm

fuego_lobo wrote:Can i just say. Surley all animals deserve their freedom to walk around outside in the sun and the fresh air all animals deserve that right.. surly?
Yes, but with the freedom of roaming outside unsupervised, there comes dangers for your pet. Not every place in the world is safe for your pet, regardless if there are animal threats to your pet or not; there are plently other things, such as cars, abusive humans who may not fancy pets, and harmful objects.

If cannot afford a fence or other types of fences, the best way in my opinion is to keep your pet on a leash while outside. Walk them, supervise them, and then head indoors. That way, you will know what your pet has been doing all the while when you were outside, and you won't have to worry if your pet got into anything. (although, this mostly regards dogs, though, can't cats be walked..on a leash too? I recall seeing a video about that...)
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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by MexicoWolf » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:00 pm

You let your pets outside, bad things are going to happen. Dx

My dogs run off whenever I let them out; cats kill birds and small animals...like my hamsters. >.< Then they get feline lukemia. For the sake of the planet, just keep your pets inside unless they're fenced in - something I'm not doing a good job with.

It's best for the earth - and they don't need free reign. They were bred to be domestic and need humans to survive.
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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by pawnee » Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:27 pm

well said. The people who clim their cat or dog can handle the 'wild' are oten the first ones to complain when a coyote or owl kills, maims or eats their beloved pet. I love animal, but when I hear about somen complaining about coyotes or foxes posing a threat to their pet cat(s) It maks me angry. Its the owner's responsbility to look after their own pet.
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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by Cerbolt » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:32 pm

Well it happened a few times, that's why I recently researched that they are gonna do something about the coyotes in Canada because of recent accidents.

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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by midnightsrain » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:15 pm

I have four cats all male and all spayed. The oldest is the only one that's declawed and the only one that sprays, and he never fails to spray every time he comes inside, so my mom banned him from the house. Also my mom absolutly hates everything about litterboxes, so that's out of the question. They like to come in at night to sleep, the only problem is that they wake me up really really early to be let outside. They will not come in during the day, they have a fit if I try and bring them in. They won't tolerate collars or leashes either. They're pretty lazy, ever since we moved from Utah to Georgia they have only caught the occasonal lizard and mouse and they stay around the back and front yard. As for our dogs they are chained up in the back yard and I take mine on a walk everyday with a leash. She will try and chase squirrels and birds but she's always too slow.
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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by Fire_Wing » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:28 pm

fuego_lobo wrote:Can i just say. Surley all animals deserve their freedom to walk around outside in the sun and the fresh air all animals deserve that right.. surly?
Well yes that is true, all animals should have freedom to roam outdoors. I let my cat go outside, only with me and she can't go off the side walk, if you have a cat and you want to have it outside with you, just maybe keep a close eye on it. I had an outdoors dog once, and she got heat stroke, she died from it, ever since then we keep all animals inside, or else I'll get mad at my mom. But you did make a very good point.

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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by Nightskydapple » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:49 pm

I don't own a cat, but my neighbors do.
i've heard that "Cats" are "Supposed" to stay inside, especially at night-time, well in the morning its "okay" i guess, but just keep a good eye on them just like some of you are saying.

Not only because they can be run over by a car (less likely) but they kill native animals, small birds, possums and mice.
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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by Fire_Wing » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:31 am

And also orther animals can kill them if they get the chance.

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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by Nightskydapple » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:23 pm

? what do you mean by that Fire_wing?
Well I think cats are allowed to go out in the morning but best if they stayed in at night. Most cats are more active at night.
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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by Fire_Wing » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:07 pm

What I mean is that if you have wild animals around your house (couger, bear, wolf, coyote, fox, ect.) Then your cat can be taken by a wild animal.

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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by Nightskydapple » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:45 pm

Then that would be EVEN more irresponsible wouldn't it?
In Australia we don't have bears, coyotes wolves etc)
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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by Fire_Wing » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:23 pm

Well yes it would be more irrisponsible, I was just saying.

And what kind of wild animals do you have? It can still be dangerous there for your cat.

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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by Nightskydapple » Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:51 pm

We don't have cats)
but our neighbors do, they keep their cat in at night though, because I think they just realised what their cat has been doing.
A midnight hunt)
And they don't want they cat to be run over by a car either.
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Re: Keep your Pet inside

Post by Zethra » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:19 pm

I own one dog, she's a house dog and would never go outside on her own unless prevoked by another dog or by someone else. There would be, an ocasion when her sister would manage to open the door and they would run outside, only for us to find out and bring them back in. Though, we keep our doors locked and closed fully. Due to the amount of Wolves, Bears, Coyotes and Foxes in our area we usually hawk eye our dogs when bringing them outside, including now even though we only have one. We also, never let them wonder outside at night, sadly we do have stray animals that use our back yard as an animal highway crossing.
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