Catio Benefits Explained
A Catio known as an outdoor cat enclosure, will help save ecosystems, prevent pet loss, improve cat health, increase cat longevity. Catios are not cages but a home addition for a loving family member, cats.
Litter box outside
Having a litter box in a Cat-Topia is the best solution to taking the smell of the litter box out of your home! The mess and odor that litter boxes bring inside now stay in an outdoor environment.
They are runners, jumpers, climbers and have the urge to hunt. Having a safe space for your cat where they can do their instinctual behaviors such as scratching and jumping will not only reduce the wear and tear on your furniture but also bring your cats a healthier life overall.
Just like humans, cats will feel cooped up and anxious when they are not allowed to be outside ever. When cats are allowed to go in and out of the house freely they will be more relaxed and loving.
As much as you may want to smother your cat with love and snuggles, they need to have a place of their own to escape to. Especially when multiple cats live in a single home, providing a secluded area that is just for them relieves stress, and promotes happiness.
Outdoor Cat Stats
Of cats entering a shelter, many are acquired as strays.
Outdoor cats face infection, malnourishment that often lead to starvation, poison methods provided by some animal control agencies.
It is estimated that around 70 million cats face the outdoors. This not only impacts bird populations by significant numbers, but also enables the number of feral cats to grow since cats have the ability to reproduce quickly.
Ground Disease Prevention
Catios prevent the dangerous and painful disease of Feline Panleukopenia. “Feline panleukopenia (FP) is a highly contagious viral disease of cats caused by the feline parvovirus. Kittens are most severely affected by the virus.”
Coyotes, Owls, Hawks, Wild Dogs, Rattlesnakes… These are just a select few of wild animals that kill and injure outdoor cats daily.
Cats Vs Birds
Cats are very successful predators. However, outdoor domestic cats are the number 1 killer to bird species, killing approximately 2.7 billion birds per year. Catios aren’t just crucial to a cats health but to ecosystems health as well because if all cats had catios, the bird population could thrive as well.
Approximately 5.2 million cats are hit by cars in the US every year.