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Here are a couple of blog posts on Cat Rehab:

Feta's Three Legged Cat Rehab Therapy.  Feta has some additional challenges but there are good ideas and some links.

Feline Rehab. A forum post started by Purrkins with lots an lots of links!

With Elly much of her core workout involves food puzzles, games and obedience training.  We do also work on balance disks and fitpaws equipment.

Also Here is information on the Tripawds Rehab Reimbursement Program.

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Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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I saw an article not long ago by a man that built his own "catio" He has a door that they can go out to, but I imagine you would not even have to go that far if they are amicable to you just carrying them out. Since that article if you look it up literally TONS of pictures come up with all different shapes, styles, etc... Here's one

Window Box DIY Catio Plans by Catio SpacesImage Enlarger

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Thought you might find it interesting.

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My fence is partially square lattice with wood posts and mostly deer fencing. The deer fencing keeps all critters in and out and is basically black netting. I like it to see out to watch the deer and the cats can keep an eye on intruders into the rest of the yard.

Now that Mona is missing a front leg she is no longer the climber she once was when she could easily climb up a wood post. 

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kazann said
My fence is partially square lattice with wood posts and mostly deer fencing. The deer fencing keeps all critters in and out and is basically black netting. I like it to see out to watch the deer and the cats can keep an eye on intruders into the rest of the yard.

Now that Mona is missing a front leg she is no longer the climber she once was when she could easily climb up a wood post. 

Kerren  

The black netting idea is where we are leaning.  We have privacy fencing around the whole yard, and we're going to install brackets at an angle on each post, then run the netting between the brackets .

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Hi there, we don’t have any tripawd kitties, we have a big boy Stewie who is our Tripawd pup. But if i may add some things about my experience with cats and fencing. 

When we lived in the city, we built a 7 foot fence with an addition of a foot of lattice, thinking that this would keep our cats in the yard. It did not. They had no problem jumping over it at their will. I’m the one that had to go around the long way to get them again! We left no gap in the fence so that other cats and dogs could not come and prowl in front of the fence and passing traffic would not freak them out. If we didn’t keep a close eye on our fellas, they would take complete advantage and be up and over the fence though in no time at all!

Although none of my (4) cats are Tripawds, they are terribly pampered and are not allowed outdoors unsupervised for very long. We now live in the country and have no fences. My one cat has a cat tab finder on his collar and every 10 minutes I am out checking on him. We have put some sections of Deer fencing up, but it is really as a deterrent for certain areas that we want him to stay away from. My other young cat goes out on a harness only and I plan on keeping it this way as long as i can, he is a newcomer and a confident cat, who would wander afar for sure and my third young girlie doesn’t get to go out at all. She is so very skittish and I would never find her if she took off on me! My old man is just too old and doesn’t want to go out for too long now, but when he was younger, he was one of the worst for wandering off on his own little path! 

Each and every one of us has different little monkeys and escape artists of various breeds and purrsonalities, if it wasn’t such a serious topic i would find it almost amusing how diligent these guys are!!! I seriously want to be a cat in my next life! The key to keeping a cat happy is not necessarily being outdoors, it is about being kept amused and happy in which ever environment they are in! For years i lived in apartments and my cats never got to go out... it was all about play time, cat stands and windows with birds!

i do hope that Skids is recovering well and that he will be back to his old new Hoppy self in no time! Hugs and snuggle to both him and his sister Dany.

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Each and every one of us has different little monkeys and escape artists of various breeds and purrsonalities, if it wasn’t such a serious topic i would find it almost amusing how diligent these guys are!!! I seriously want to be a cat in my next life! The key to keeping a cat happy is not necessarily being outdoors, it is about being kept amused and happy in which ever environment they are in! For years i lived in apartments and my cats never got to go out... it was all about play time, cat stands and windows with birds!

Great points Petra!
I have to say Purrkins would scale the regular fence I do not have any doubt about that!

Google "cat fencing" as I did it will show you all sorts of products designed for cat's to be safe and kept in. 

Petra is right it is not whether a cat is indoors or outdoors that makes them happy kitties the key it is stimulation! Our guys are happy indoors they watch the critters from all the windows, bird feeders are up, tripawd safe cat tree, window seats, I have stairs for Purrkins to get to. Interactive play etc. all make an indoor kitty happy! And they go out supervised. I would let them in a catio unsupervised for a short period but never leave any animal out for hours unattended. Too many things can happen. Just my opinion.

An indoor cat is proven to live a longer safer life a proven FACT.
I hope you find a solution that works for you and the kitties! I would love to have a catio one day that is the safest way for them to be out unattended! We have hawks here that would come down and scoop them up something else to consider predators come from the air too!
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More fencing products. 

I have no experience with the product or know of anyone who has used it an FYI to take a look.

They have products for existing fences standalone fences and enclosures. Thought this might help. This came up before in the google search cat fencing"  I put in above, but I just got the time to dig around a little more. Best of luck with whatever route you go! Let us know, please!

Purrfect Fence

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