Keeping your feline companion safe at home can prove to be a difficult task. Cats are not only independent but they love to explore and unlike *most* dogs, a standard fence is no obstacle. Cats are curious and stealthy by nature. While fascinating and endearing, these qualities also often lead them into trouble when they leave the safety of home. With an in-ground cat fence you can give your cat the freedom to explore without worrying about him roaming into harm’s way.
Electric Cat Fence
Working on the same principles as an electric dog fence, electric cat fences provide safe and effective containment. Like an electric dog fence, the PetSafe Cat Fence teaches your pet the boundaries of her territory through avoidance conditioning. Once you decide on a layout and install your new fence, you’ll fit your cat with a compact, cat-safe receiver collar. As your cat approaches the boundary zone she’ll hear a warning tone reminding her that she is nearing the perimeter. If she does not heed the warning and continues into the boundary zone she will receive a harmless static correction (much like the shock you get when running your feet along a carpet). Set by the user, the adjustable correction level ensures that your cat is not over-corrected (which can result in fear) or under-corrected (the cat shows no response).
Although most often designed for dogs and marketed to dog owners, an electric fence containment system is an excellent solution for cat owners who want to offer their cat(s) the same freedom and safety as their dog(s). Cat fence systems are no different from electric dog fence systems in the functionality and principles; the differences lie in the receiver collar. The receiver collar designed for cats is smaller and more lightweight than the collars used for dogs. Even more importantly than size, the cat fence collar has a special stretch section to ensure your cat does not become trapped or tangled. The other significant difference between electric dog and cat fence collars is the correction level settings. Cats are far more sensitive than dogs and electric dog fence collars are not suitable for cats. Cat specific electric fence collars provide a stretch section for the safety of your cat and lower, shorter corrections to match a cat's more sensitive personality.
The PetSafe Cat Fence collar is compatible with certain other PetSafe In-Ground Containment Fence transmitters, so you can contain your cat and your dogs using one simple solution.
Cat doors have come a long way from a hole cut in a door or wall fitted with a hinged flap. While the traditional cat flap still exists and is often used by people to give their cats access to areas behind closed doors inside the home, newer and more advanced cat doors are much better suited for exterior access. Automatic cat doors like the PetSafe PassPort give you full control over your pets access to the outdoors. You can program the door to allow or restrict access to some or all of your pets wearing a special key collar.
Cat Feeders & Waterers
Being away from home when your cat needs to eat isn't a problem with an automatic pet feeder. A pet feeder is filled with your pet's meal(s) and programmed to offer the food at a certain time so your pet gets fed on time no matter how busy your schedule is.
Cat water fountains are a great way to make sure your cat is drinking enough fresh, clean, filtered water. A cat fountain not only holds more water than a simple bowl, but it stays cleaner and more fresh through constant movement. Pet fountains were developed by a veterinarian and are a proven way to encourage your pet to drink more and stay properly hydrated.