Cats may always seem to land on their feet, but if they happen to fall several stories to the ground, landing on your feet may not make much of a difference if it means breaking all your legs in the process. That’s why veterinarians are warning cat owners about balconies and cats.
While you may want to give your cat fresh air in the relative safety of a balcony, cats are known to jump off or fall off. Veterinarians even have a term for cats hurt when falling off a balcony, which is known as high-rise syndrome.
So if your cat has access to a balcony, make sure the cat can’t fall, jump, or otherwise get off the balcony where it might risk hurting itself (or anyone the cat may happen to land on when it falls).