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Cat protection for indoors and outdoors
Cats frequently suffer accidents in the home and in the garden, some of which have tragic consequences. The threat posed to cats by a fall from the balcony or an open window should not be underestimated. However, you can protect your cat from many hazards with a few simple tools. Here, you can find information about what matters when you want to buy effective cat protection.
Secure windows and balconies with cat protection products
Cats can actually assess heights quite well and are able to withstand falls from great heights without injury due to what is known as the righting reflex, a complex rotational movement of the entire body. However, this rotational movement takes time and thus requires a fall of at least three metres. Nevertheless, a fall always entails an enormous risk of injury and should be prevented whenever possible.
An effective and flexible cat protection for balconies and open windows consists of safety netting. There are various types of nets and fastening systems with which you can adapt the installation of the net to the given architectural conditions. Smaller nets are particularly suitable for securing windows, whereas larger nets can be stretched over a large area around your balcony.
The nets can be stretched with sturdy, weather-resistant lines. These are usually delivered along with the purchased cat protection product. Telescopic rods, which are attached to the balcony with wall or railing clamps, are available for the sturdy installation of the cat protection.
Tilting windows are best secured with wedge-shaped window screens. They prevent your cat from getting its head or body caught in the tapering of the window opening, which, in the worst-case scenario, can lead to strangulation.
The cat door: flexibility for outdoor cats
Cats are independent and don’t automatically come when you call them. This is inconvenient when an outdoor cat decides it wants to come inside after all but is now standing in front of a closed door. Cat doors provide a solution to this problem by allowing your pet to come and go independently – to the extent you want it to. A cat door protects cats by preventing your cat from being locked out when you aren’t there to let it in.
What makes a good cat door? There is a large variety of products available in a wide range of prices. However, a cat door’s most important feature should always be that it can be set to open in one or both directions. With the door set up accordingly, your cat can then enter the house, for example, but no longer leave. The cat door should also be windproof and rainproof. More complex models work with microchip sensors that only grant access to the cats you have registered. The cat doors work both with implanted chips and with chips on collars.
Before ordering cat protection like this, decide in which door it will be installed. You may need an adapter for glass or plastic doors.