Why ‘Catios’ Are The Latest Must-Have Item For Cat Parents

Whether it’s due to financial stress, wanderlust, or something entirely different, many Millennials are forgoing parenthood… at least in the traditional sense. In fact, most of them have replaced baby fever with fur babies. 70 percent of people between the ages of 23 and 38 call themselves proud pet parents today, with nearly half of them being cat owners. For the 70 billion dollar pet industry, this means finding ways to market must-have pet products to the Millennial crowd to the best of their ability.

The most recent product to attract Millennials? Specialized patios for their cats.

Let’s be real: even the most docile of indoor cats desire a stroll in the great outdoors from time to time. However, most fragile felines aren’t prepared for all the dangers in their backyard. So, someone decided to invent adorable catios.

Catios come in many forms, but generally, they consist of a framed wire enclosure with a single entry/exit point. This allows your kitty access to the outdoors but removes any escape opportunities. Cat patio prices start around $100 and can reach into thousands of dollars.

Catios not only provide protection for your own fur baby, but they also protect other pets and wildlife. These patios also encourage your cat to exercise more, keeping them healthier and happier. Finally, cat patios allow you and your fabulous feline to enjoy the great outdoors together!

Who wouldn’t want to watch their cat play like this?

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Pure joy! #cat #catio

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Catios are readily available from retailers like Amazon, Wayfair, or your local pet store. Or, if you’re feeling incredibly ambitious, websites like Catio Spaces offer excellent DIY plans.

Would you consider buying a catio for your pet cat? Why or why not? Share with us in the comments!

Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash


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