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How to Build a Catio: A Firsthand Account

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Guest post by Jessica Fritschle

I decided to build a catio to give my cats more space so that they can get away from each other and have some down time. I’ve always known that they would very much like to go outside, but I never had the nerve to do it. I always felt that keeping them inside was the one selfish decision I made. I knew that they would have happier lives if I let them go out – I just could never bring myself to do it.

Last year, I adopted a very spunky female cat who sits by the open windows all day. She clearly wanted to go outside. That was the final push that made me decide to actually build a catio versus just thinking about it.Continue Reading

Giveaway: DIY Catio Plan from Catio Spaces

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This giveaway is sponsored by Catio Spaces

Catios are a great way to allow your cats access to the outdoors and keep them safe and healthy at the same time.

Catio Spaces offers a variety of DIY catio plans that take the guesswork out of building a catio to save you time and money. Build one yourself or hire a carpenter to build it for you. The catio plans include a variety of designs for a window, deck, patio or yard to complement your home and suit your feline’s fancy.Continue Reading