You may be familiar with the expression, “Curiosity killed the cat.” Cats are naturally curious creatures, and they like to explore. It’s part of what we love about them, but it can also get them into trouble. They can end up going where they aren’t supposed to go and getting into things they aren’t supposed to get into. This can result in all kinds of undesirable outcomes, from scratched furniture and decimated houseplants to injured or even dead cats. An electric fence for cats like Dog Guard’s out-of-sight underground fencing can help keep your cat safe and prevent such tragedies.
Cats are natural hunters and may show an interest in going outside. Many cat owners end up feeling bad if they don’t let their felines explore the outdoors. They may feel they are unfairly confining their pets indoors, and they decide to let their cats be outdoor cats. While their intentions might be admirable, their decision may not be the most informed one. Without a cat containment fence from Dog Guard, outdoor cats face all kinds of dangers that indoor cats do not.
For one thing, outdoor cats are much more likely to pick up diseases and parasites from feral and stray cats. It is estimated that there are about 60 million feral cats living in the United States. These wild cats can easily pass diseases and parasites on to your outdoor cat. Your cat could fall victim to diseases like feline AIDS, feline distemper, and feline leukemia, or it could pick up parasites like fleas, mites, ticks, and intestinal worms. These are serious risks to your cat’s health and could even result in the death of your pet. If your cat brings parasites into your home, your health could be in danger as well.
Of course, diseases and parasites are only the beginning of a long list of potential threats to your outdoor cat’s health. Outdoor cats that are allowed to roam free are also in danger of getting stuck in a tree, hit by a car, or attacked by wild animals. It’s best to restrict your feline’s outdoor play area to the safety of your yard, where you can keep an eye on it, with a Dog Guard wireless cat fence.
When you purchase an electric fence for cats from Dog Guard, you’re allowing your cat the freedom to explore the outdoors right in your front or backyard while keeping it safe from diseases, parasites, cars, and predators. The system makes use of a transmitter placed somewhere in your home, often in your basement or your garage, and a special receiver on your cat’s collar. When your pet approaches a wire that is buried along the perimeter of your property, the receiver responds to a digital radio signal sent through the wire by the transmitter, resulting in a harmless correction for your cat in the form of a static pulsation. In time, mild corrections like this will deter your cat from approaching the wireless cat fence.
Indoor cats don’t face nearly as many dangers as outdoor cats, but they can still get into trouble. Even when given scratching posts, cats sometimes exercise their natural instinct to scratch on furniture and clothing, which causes you grief and costs you money. They like to chew on houseplants, some of which are toxic to pets. They can also get on tables and counters, where they can sample your food or encounter dangerous utensils and appliances.
Fortunately, Dog Guard also offers products that can help you protect your indoor cat. Electric fence technology isn’t just for dogs or the outdoors. We make indoor transmitters that are perfect for keeping your cat from straying into forbidden territory in your house, whether that’s a bedroom, a closet, or a countertop. Our receivers can be adjusted for many different sizes and breeds, so you can pick an appropriate level of stimulation for your cat.
Electric fence products from Dog Guard are safe, effective, and veterinarian-approved, and they come with a money-back guarantee. Our receivers come with a lifetime warranty. If you’re a proud cat owner and you want to keep your indoor or outdoor cat safe, you might want to buy a cat containment fence from Dog Guard.