Jennifer Van de Kieft
Indoor Cats Need Fresh Air and Sun: Does Your Cat Have a Spot By a Window?
Updated: Feb 9, 2022
Cats once roamed freely and were able to eat grass and enjoy the sunshine. Provide your indoor cat with safe opportunities for sunshine and fresh air.
Every afternoon on a sunny day, Oscar is looking for a comfy spot to soak up the rays from the sun.
Some benefits of having a window view:
* Getting fresh air, if you leave the window open, even a just an inch or two. Note: Strong screens are necessary to ensure your cat stays inside for their safety;
* Cat TV - watching birds and squirrels outside can provide a lot of entertainment for your cat;
* Sun bathing - many cats enjoy sitting in the sun. Petmd.com advises ensuring this is not excessive as even cats can get skin cancer.
Placing a cat tree by a window or providing a window perch is a great way for your cat to enjoy the outdoors from the safety of your home.
Jennifer Van de Kieft is a Certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist residing in Brooklyn, NYC.