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Are Cats Safer Indoors? Yes, And Here’s Why.

By now, you have seen me, your cat, staring longingly out the window. Maybe you’re wondering if you should let me go out to enjoy the world. I’ve heard you talking about how cats always come back. But that’s if they can come back. You’re probably wondering, Are cats safer indoors? Yes. The world is full of danger for fluffy, adorable creatures like me, your cat. 

Still, I miss the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors, and I miss the exercise I can get outside. Luckily, there is a solution to this conundrum.

The humans at VistaGato have invented a cat window box that allows me to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and exercise of the outdoors from the safety of the indoors. But if you’re still wondering why you can’t let me roam free, let’s get into why it’s safer inside. 

Are Cats Safer Indoors? 

We indoor cats are proven to live longer than outdoor cats, and there’s a reason: the world is full of dangers. As an indoor cat, you can expect me to live well into my teenage years, but you can’t say the same for my outdoor comrades. 


Predators are one of the main reasons the answer is yes when asking, Are cats safer indoors? From the safety of our home, predators can’t get to me. 

Who knows what’s out there? There could be coyotes, hawks, or maybe even mountain lions that see me as a treat on four legs. Other cats and dogs in the neighborhood could also get aggressive if I wander onto their turf. 

Just as importantly, out in the real world, there are predatory people, too. Some people try to harm or even poison animals. Catnapping is also an issue – people steal cats if they see them wandering around. And, let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to steal me? 


Another reason I am safer indoors is traffic. I’ll admit – for a species that’s not exactly the most agile or physically gifted, you have put your brains to good use and invented cars. And you deserve a pat on the back for cars. 

But people don’t always use their brains when driving cars. It doesn’t matter if it’s on a busy street or a residential street right outside, cars can come out of nowhere and hit me before I can react, causing injury or worse. 

And I like to get around when outside. There are plenty of highways that are twice as dangerous.


Weather is another factor to consider if you are asking, Are cats safer indoors? Whether it’s heat, snow, or rain, being inside shelters me from these conditions that could hurt me or worse. When it’s raining cats and dogs outside, cats should be inside.


Disease is another hazard of venturing out into the world. As cats, we are territorial. It’s why I reign supreme in our apartment. But out there? It’s another story. I may wander into a bigger, badder cat’s territory, the claws could come out, and a catfight could ensue.

If a fight breaks out, the feline immunodeficiency virus can spread, along with other viral and bacterial pathogens, through the blood. But there doesn’t have to be beef for me to get sick. Even casual contact with friendly cats can result in me getting parasites or contracting:

  • FeLV (Feline Leukemia)
  • FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis)
  • Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper)
  • Zoonotic Diseases 


There’s also the chance that I could get sick from eating food,  like lilies. I could even accidentally eat rats or mice that just ate poison baits and become poisoned secondarily.  

Pre-order a VistaGato to Give Me the Stimulation of the Outdoors from the Safety of Inside!

The answer is clear if you were asking, Are cats safer indoors? It is infinitely safer for me indoors, but just because the world is dangerous doesn’t mean I don’t deserve the stimulation it provides. I’m an animal, and the sights, smells, sounds, and activities of the outdoors are essential for me to live a healthy, happy life. And the VistaGato is the answer to my prayers.

Still, I need the stimulation of the outdoors to enjoy a healthy, happy life. But this doesn’t have to turn into an ultimatum. Because I think I’ve found us the perfect compromise that will help me enjoy the best of both worlds. The VistaGato lets me enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the outside from the safety of the inside. 

Pre-order a VistaGato today to gift me the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors from the safety of the inside.

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