Some basics The cat has become the most popular pet in Europe. If he has already been described as being an asocial being, nowadays, the opinions have changed in his regard. Although it is very different from the dog, the cat also needs interaction and, above all, affection! When you adopt a kitten or a cat, you must decide whether it will live only inside or whether it will be able to go outside. Both situations have advantages and disadvantages. Cats that go outside are more prone to disease and their life expectancy can be much shorter than that of apartment cats because they can get hit by a car, be attacked by other animals and catch parasites Internal and external, such as fleas, worms and otodectes (parasites of the ears). On the other hand, if your cat is never going outdoors, you must see to stimulate him mentally and physically, play with him and make him take exercise. He / she must also have a scratching post and a clean bedding. But no matter your decision, just follow a few simple rules to guide your cat's behavior.