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Security for outdoor users Part 2


In the first part of our guide to free-range cats, everything was about safety measures for night-time excursions of your body. In part 2 we investigate the nightmare of all cat owners: when the cat does not come home. We explain how you can prevent this risk, avoid it, or act as quickly as possible. Whether with a chip or address tag: equip your free pass well - Picture: Shutterstock / Sydneymills

In order to reduce the risk that your beloved four-legged friend can get lost on an adventure tour, be locked up accidentally, succumb to a fight or accident, one thing above all helps: to ensure that your cat does not move too far from your home. But how do you actually do that?

Tip 1: Have the cat neutered

The most important step in keeping a cat from straying is to have it neutered. Neutered cats and cats stay closer to the house and rarely tend to go on long tours. The risk of injury from territorial fights in hangovers also drops significantly.

Tip 2: Orientation for the cat

Get your cat used to the outdoors and make sure they know exactly where they are at home. After moving, cats have to be kept in the apartment or house for 8 weeks if possible, so that they can orient themselves accordingly and find their way back on a tour outside.

Tip 3: Let the cat into the house at any time


It is also advisable to allow the cat to come back in at any time while she is outside. This also prevents her from scared to flee in the event of a sudden thunderstorm or similar situations.

A door or window should always remain open as soon as the velvet paw is on the way. A cat flap can also ensure that the cat can gain access to the house itself.

Tip 4: Kitty Phone for those who don't have a cat flap

Another practical invention is the Kitty Phone, which ensures that your cat can tell you when she wants to go in and there is no cat flap. A sensor on the collar lets you hear a ring when your tired room tiger is approaching the house and you can open the door.

Tip 5: Equip with a chip or address tag

If it does happen and your cat has escaped, make the search easier if your cat has been chipped by the veterinarian. This makes it easier for a finder to identify you. Also, take good photos of your cat so you can hang up pieces of paper to encourage the neighbors to search.

Address tags can also be used and attached to a collar with a safety clasp. This is important so that the cat does not get caught anywhere and get injured. If someone finds their cat, they can contact you as quickly as possible. Combined with a light collar, you ensure that your kitten is better seen at night.


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