While letting your cat outside has plenty of benefits, there is likely to be some risks too. Injuries from road traffic accidents, as well as from conflict with other cats, dogs or humans, can be common. Keeping your cat in at night can protect them from the hazards of the roads, while a reflective collar will help them be seen.
Cats who venture outside can also be more prone to diseases and parasites - vaccinating your cat should help to prevent against these. Microchipping is also important, increasing your chance of being reunited with your cat should they go missing.
Cool for cats - a guide to keeping your cat cool
Take a look at our two-part guide on how to keep your cat cool in the heat.
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