Safety and Prevention

Lost Pet Statistics

Lost Pet Statistics Infographic by PurringPal How Many Pets Go Missing?If you have ever tried to research lost pet statistics, you have probably seen the statement that 1 in 3 pets (30%) will go missing in their lifetime.  Most prominently, this statement appears on the homepage of the HomeAgain microchip company.  Various other sites attribute

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Best Cat Tracking Devices

Cat trackers come in a variety of options including GPS (mostly cellular these days), radio-trackers (or RFID), and Bluetooth trackers.  Contrary to the belief of many people, microchips do not have any remote tracking capabilities (learn more here).  Being involved in lost pet recovery work for over 10 years, I definitely recommend cat trackers for

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Wireless Wildlife Cameras and Trap Alarms

Humane cage traps and enclosure traps are effective methods for catching escaped indoor-only cats, outdoor-access cats lost away from home and skittish lost dogs.  However, monitoring a trap is often very labor intensive, especially when set away from your home.  Checking the trap frequently (such as every four hours in good weather) is important not only

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New Insights into Cat Behavior Using a GPS Logger and Cat-cam

The secretive nature of cats makes it nearly impossible to observe their natural behavior when outdoors.  Likewise, few cat owners know where their cats travel or what they do when allowed outside.  A new study conducted in Britain used GPS loggers to map the travel of outdoor-access house cats.  What makes this study more innovative

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GPS versus Radio-Tracking: pros and cons for finding cats

Please note, this article is no longer being updated.  I have since written a new article which better describes the differences between GPS and radio-trackers and highlights a few of my recommended products.  Be sure to check out: Best Cat Tracking Devices. There are both GPS trackers and radio-tracking devices available to help you find

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Transmitter Range Test of the Loc8tor Pet Radio-Tracking System

The Loc8tor Pet (now call TabCat) is a small radio-tracking device that can be attached to a cat’s collar.  The radio-tags (i.e. transmitters) are only 5 grams each and the receiver is a little larger than a credit card.  The maximum advertised range of the Loc8tor Pet is 400 feet.  The Loc8tor is often available

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