Keeping track of your cat in your home and garden
2nd September 2019
Does your cat have access to the outdoors? Do you want to keep track of when they’re inside and when they go out, as well as ensure they don’t stray too far? Here we take a look at how a SureFlap Microchip Cat Door Connect and a ProtectaPet containment system can help you to keep track of your cat in your home and garden.
<h2>Are they in or out?</h2> <p>Keeping track of your cat’s comings and goings in and out of the house can help you to learn your pet’s normal pattern of activity. Having outdoor access can be very enriching for cats, so knowing how much time they spend outside can reassure you that they are getting the stimulation they need.</p> <p>The <a title="SureFlap Microchip Cat Door Connect" href="/pet-doors/microchip-cat-flap-connect">SureFlap Microchip Cat Door Connect</a> links to the Sure Petcare app via a Hub and lets you know when your cat uses the cat flap, so that you can keep track of when they go in and out of the house. Notifications tell you exactly when your cat uses the cat flap and activity graphs enable you to track your cat’s activity patterns over time.</p> <p>SureFlap doors are microchip operated, which means that only resident cats can have access to the home. Intruder cats in the home can be stressful for your pet and cause damage to your furniture, which is why it’s important to keep them out.</p> <h2>Security in the garden</h2> <p>If you want to give your cat access to the garden but you are concerned about other cats in the area, then lining your garden with <a title="ProtectaPet" href="https://protectapet.com/" target="_blank">ProtectaPet</a> fencing could be the answer. The ProtectaPet Cat Fencetop barrier and the ProtectaPet enclosure keeps your cat in your garden and keeps neighbourhood cats out.</p> <p>By keeping your cat contained in your garden, you can keep track of where your cat is easily and ensure they aren’t exposed to external dangers such as busy roads and interactions with other animals which could lead to fighting and stress.</p> <h2>The importance of outdoor access</h2> <p>The outside world is a place for cats to experience new sights and smells and gives them a bigger territory to explore. Cats can use outside space to scratch their claws, snooze in the sunshine and use the toilet, so you don’t have to have a litter tray inside.</p> <p>Making your cat feel safe and secure in your home and garden can help to keep them happy, healthy and relaxed, and keeping track of their whereabouts will give you peace of mind.</p>