December 2012 Issue

The Best Candidate for Leashed Walks

A bold, curious cat who likes to explore drawers and isn’t content to sit and purr will enjoy a daily outing

If you have a confident cat, he may be the ideal candidate to join you for a daily walk. “Certainly, not all cats are suited to take on walks,” says Katherine A. Houpt, VMD, Ph.D., emeritus James Law Professor of Animal Behavior at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. “You need a bold and curious type of cat — the type who looks around in drawers, looks out the window and is not content to sit and purr. This is the type who will truly enjoy a leashed walk.”

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