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Celebrity Anna Akana’s Spectacular Catio

Making the World a Better Place Custom Catios completed a spectacular catio for filmmaker - actress - comedian, Anna Akana, a YouTube sensation whose channel has more than 2 million subscribers and 210 million video views. The 28 year-old’s latest star turn, Youth & Consequences, which began streaming this week, was…

America's Foremost Cat Expert Recommends Outdoor Enclosures to Combat Behavioral Problems

Best selling author of 10 books, Pam Johnson-Bennett, warns in her latest effort, CatWise, that under-stimulating cats can lead to "boredom-related or stress-relieving behaviors, such as overgrooming, chewing inappropriate items, picking on companion pets, retreating into isolation, overeating, self-mutilation, compulsive behavior, and loss of appetite." Amazing Equipment These common problems arise…

Catios Recommended by the American Association of Feline Practitioners

Indoor Living and Outdoor Roaming Both Bad for Cats Veterinarian Dr. Karen Shaw Brecker, whom we introduced last month, is back writing about catio life. In a recent article she discusses the problem with indoor only living and outdoor roaming: It’s often recommended that cats be kept indoors to keep…

Five Steps to Becoming a Humane Gardner

Nancy Lawson recently published the book, "The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife," where she encourages cat owning gardener's to build catios. “Cats kill wildlife,” Lawson says. “It’s not the cat’s fault.” So create a ‘catio’ by enclosing an area of your deck or build a small balcony…

Cats Do Fall and Hurt Themselves from Railings and Balconies

The Khmer Times blows up one of the great cat myths -- "that they can balance themselves on the thinnest balcony rails and even if they do fall they just get up and walk away." Certainly this legend helps contribute to the universal belief that cats have 9 lives. Cats Do…

Catio Cats Live Longer Happier Lives

Average Cat Lives Catster surveyed 10 reputable websites to determine how long cats live. Many factors determine feline lifespan including, "Environment, maintenance, health, and whether the cat is spayed or neutered." The bottom line is that indoor cats live about three times as long as outdoor cats. Or 16.875 years…

Curing Cat Boredom

With the New Year upon us we turn to Veterinarian Doctor Holly Woltz for some advice: A common enemy for cats is boredom... To keep your cat happy, curious, and in good physical and emotional health, consider a different play approach and different toys this Christmas. A climbing tree, perches…

Custom Catios Featured on 'Cat vs Dog' with Jackson Galaxy

We are very excited to post a highlight video of Custom Catio's appearance on Jackson Galaxy's latest show, “Cat vs. Dog.” While we wholeheartedly encourage everyone to watch the entire episode titled, “My Animals Are Going To Get Me Evicted," over at Animal Planet, we've uploaded a catio cut below. We've also…

Custom Catios Featured on Jackson Galaxy's New Animal Planet Show 'Cat vs Dog'

Custom Catios was featured on Saturday's Animal Planet show "Cat vs. Dog" starring cat guru Jackson Galaxy and dog whisperer Zoe Sandor. In the episode titled, "My Animals Are Going To Get Me Evicted!": Jackson and Zoe meet Tami, whose three dogs terrorize her two cats, Esmeralda Beyonce and Cozy…

Traveling With Your Cat

One of the main reasons cat lovers invest in catios is the extra level of comfort they provide when away on travel. Knowing your feline family members are safe from the dangerous outdoors while not being cooped up inside the house all day makes traveling less stressful. But, what if…

Firsthand Account on Building a DIY Catio

We at Custom Catios are catio evangelists. Cats should never ever be allowed to roam freely outdoors. It is too dangerous for cats and too dangerous birds and small animals. As such, we love sharing positive catio stories that will lead to greater catio adoption throughout the country. We recently…

Book Review: 'Catification'

Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) is the 2014 New York Times bestselling book by "My Cat from Hell" star, Jackson Galaxy, and hauspanther.com founder, Kate Benjamin. Despite the title, the authors rightly stress that Catification “is so much more than [a design book].”…

Smithsonian Biologist: 'Anyone who owns a cat must keep their cat inside'

Pete Marra, biologist and director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and author of "Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer," recently presented on the harmful impact cats have on the environment: They can spread diseases to both wildlife and humans, and they are the number one killer…

Video: Coyote Jumps 6 Foot Wall to Nab Pet Cat

Here is a really disturbing video of a coyote running through a backyard and leaping over a six foot wall with a dead cat in its mouth. The video is extremely graphic and not for the faint of heart. That said, it is important to educate the public about these…

Pet Photography Makes for Great Holiday Gifts

There is obviously no better holiday gift for cat lovers than a brand new Custom Catio! But, perhaps second on the amazing Christmas / Hanukah gift list to catios, is pet photography. If you live in Los Angeles, we highly recommend Diana Lundin. Actually, you can see some of the…