GPS devices are very good at tracking larger item and animals. However, when it come to cats, the Tabcat Cat Tracker is the better solution as it is; Smaller and lighter than a GPS Cat Tracker (6 grams v 30 grams) It has a much longer battery life (up to 1 year v 3 to 5 days)
The average accuracy of GPS positions is around 7.8 meters in perfect conditions. This is the reason why there may be a small discrepancy between the actual position of your pet, and the reported GPS position in the app.
Since outdoor cats are most at risk of being lost or stolen, microchips are especially important for cats allowed outside. In addition to a microchip cat implant, a GPS tracker for cats is recommended (more on that below). In many countries, cat microchips are regulated and required by law.
Having a tracking device installed in your car is one of the most reliable and efficient ways of protecting it from crime. Although they can be quite expensive, these devices will lower your insurance premiums and could save you a huge amount of hassle, in the long run, if your vehicle is stolen.
Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker
A small, lightweight, waterproof device, Whistle 3 comes with an app so you can track your cat’s location and activity at any time. It attaches to the animal’s collar and works on pets weighing 8 lbs or more.
The tracker is costs around $100 for one pet, $200 for two and $250 for three. The tracker app also has some gamification and social networking features that allow you to earn badges for certain activity milestones. There is a leaderboard where you can compare your pet’s stats to others'.
Cats do often ‘go walkabout’ for days or even weeks at a time. They are incredibly good at looking after themselves and are more than capable of hunting, scavenging or otherwise getting hold of food. They frequently find shelter under buildings, in sheds, under cars or even in well meaning people’s homes.
Tile’s Bluetooth cat tracker is the solution to your problems. With a Tile Mate, Tile Sticker, or Tile Pro, finding your cat will be a breeze. You can loop or stick the lightweight, water-resistant tracker onto any cat collar. Our petite trackers are small enough that your kitty might not even realize it’s there!
According to Dr John Bradshaw of the School of Veterinary Science at Bristol University and author of Cat Sense, most cats roam between 40 and 200 metres (131 and 656 feet) from the home. One exception to this is farm cats who will cover a much larger area.
Outdoor cats tend to spend their days roaming and exploring and do a good bit of running and climbing in the process. And when your cat stays active, they are less likely to become overweight.