Can an indoor cat live a happy, stimulating, and active life? A veterinarian and a journalist answer this question with a resounding "yes," and offer real-life guidance for opening up your cat's world, even if they stay within the confines of your home.
There are many myths our culture perpetuates about domestic cats: they live longer indoors, sleep all day, are easy and low-maintenance pets, and can't be trained. Even the most well-meaning kitty caregiver will be surprised to learn that these long-held beliefs aren't necessarily based on facts, but instead reflect the many ways we have adapted our feline friends to our indoor, domesticated lifestyles.
Indoor Cat, by Laura J. Moss, journalist and founder of Adventure Cats, and Lynn Bahr, a feline-only veterinarian, explores how to help cat owners understand a cat's perspective of their indoor homes, with practical ways to enhance cats' lives to the fullest and combat countless health and behavioral problems that result from indoor living, as well as raising the question: should every cat live exclusively indoors?
Together with scientific studies, expert opinions from vets and behaviorists, and firsthand accounts and interviews, this informative and engaging full-color guide strives to reach compassionate cat owners looking for new ways to care for and connect with their feline companions.
Laura J. Moss is a journalist and the author of Adventure Cats (Workman, 2017), based off the Webby-nominated website AdventureCats.org, the first and only resource for information on safely exploring the great outdoors with your feline friend. Her work has appeared on National Geographic, Fodor's Travel, Forbes, Mother Nature Network, Atlanta Pet Life, and Best Friends Magazine. Laura has shared her expertise with countless pet publications and radio shows, and she works closely with several shelters and rescue groups, including Best Friends Animal Society, the nation's largest no-kill animal shelter. A long-time self-professed cat lady, Moss currently shares her home with three rescue cats and a rescue dog.
Lynn Bahr, DVM is a graduate of the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine and founder of Dezi & Roo, a company that designs, manufactures, and sells solution-based pet products that enhance the lives of cats and their owners. She volunteers at numerous animal-related charities and causes and serves on the Fear Free Advisory Board, the Parliamentarian of the Society of Veterinary Medical Ethics, the Cat Committee of the Pet Professional Guild, and the Alley Cat Allies' Feline Forward Task Force. In 2018, she received the 2018 Pet Age Women of Influence award, recognizing her as an influential leader in the pet industry.