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Anyone put a GPS on their cat?

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LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Sat 17-Oct-15 21:59:23

Heard about this paw trax gps thingy and wondering if anyone has done it?

QOD Sat 17-Oct-15 22:00:50


LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Sat 17-Oct-15 22:08:00

Thanks QOD - what one did you get and did you find it helpful?
I'm looking at Pawtrax but they're all out of stock and none on amazon!

QOD Sat 17-Oct-15 23:11:20

Oops my answer helpful!!

Gpaws. We don't leave it on him.and certainly the 1 I have, you can't live track, but we know exactly where he goes.grin

I must pop it on him tomorrow and send him out and I'll screen shot

Rollypoly100 Sun 18-Oct-15 00:03:39

We have the G-Paws updated model but we haven't figured out how to set it up yet. The original model was pretty straightforward and we had a lot of fun seeing where our cat went, sometimes quite far and usually at speed. It's not a live time tracker but it gives you an idea of the places they like to visit. I must get to grips with the new unit as it's quite a handy little gadget (though has some terrible reviews on Amazon).

I've attached a picture of a typical route our 15 year old cat does.

MermaidCafe Sun 18-Oct-15 07:21:46

Does anyone know if there is a tracker which tells you where your cat is at that moment, a live time tracker?

Doraydiego Sun 18-Oct-15 07:33:29

Rolly, that is insane!
It looks like he is in someone else's house at some point? Does he, perhaps, have another [gulp] woman?

NeuNewNouveau Sun 18-Oct-15 11:34:49

What a great idea. Have now been searching for a while but not sure I'd want to know if my beloved boycat has another woman... I know he's been into several other people's houses but what if he had a regular other woman?!?!
I would like to know where girl at gets her never ending supply of birds and voles though hmm

Moln Sun 18-Oct-15 11:42:47

I'd love to do tis but my cat would have it lost in less than 24 hours!

QOD Sun 18-Oct-15 11:47:25

Fastest recorded 65kmph

This was 41

TheoriginalLEM Sun 18-Oct-15 11:49:06

Someone needs to get their arse on the dragon's den with a microchip gps tracker!

LeftMyRidingCropInTheMortuary Sun 18-Oct-15 13:11:51

Couldn't agree more, LEM, that would be amazing just to have the microchip do it and not have to clip on a gps thing. My poor puss will have so many things dangling off her neck what with her chip with my mobile no as well!!

I do mainly want it to find her if she's lost. Although I have to say the screen shots of routes are very interesting!

Hilariously I have a fitbit so both me and my girl will end up being tracked!! (Maybe she's tracking me!!)

Thank you all!

Rollypoly100 Sun 18-Oct-15 17:30:42

A microchip live time thingy would be great. Doray, I'd hate to think he's made friends with another human. He's ex rescue so he doesn't trust anyone.

The new model is a bit heavier and as I said we haven't quite figured out the set up yet but we think Rollycat still does these major treks. We haven't tracked him since last year. I worry about him on the roads though we are out in the sticks so it's very quiet traffic wise.

Moln Sun 18-Oct-15 18:01:21

Can't see why a track able microchip isn't possible. Phones can be pinpointed after all, not sure what part of the phone is the bit that's traced mind you but it can't be that big!!

My cat won't carry a phone either smile would love to know where he goes (at where he is at times of desertion)

CatMilkMan Sun 18-Oct-15 18:05:13

This is the greatest thing I have ever seen, do we have a consensus on which is the best?

Makeroomforthemushrooms Sun 18-Oct-15 18:25:41

There's also this one which uses radio frequency to pinpoint location.

I haven't tried it out but I have my eye on it for my cat.

They also do a GPS version for dogs but the website says it's a bit too weighty for cats to wear.

RubbishMantra Mon 19-Oct-15 03:11:15

I use the Loca8tor on my boys. Proved helpful when MCat got freaked out in a storm, it helped us find him really quickly.

This looks the best real time GPS tracker on the market, in terms of price/reviews. Still quite heavy/bulky for a cat though.

twojues Mon 19-Oct-15 08:03:53

I'm considering getting one for one of my cats. He disappears for days on end.
Pawtrax are bringing a new one out soon. Looks good. It's on their Facebook page.

Rollypoly100 Mon 19-Oct-15 08:25:48

Mantra, I really like the look of the Tractive tracker. The GPaws is good but sometimes we question the accuracy and speed. Rollycat is fast but he's not a cheetah!

Oldraver Mon 19-Oct-15 11:45:54

I would love a chip GPS... One of my neighbours has form form keeping 'poor hungry' cats in

Archfarchnad Mon 19-Oct-15 17:05:36

Ooh, I'd love to try out one of these and see where he goes every day. My suspicion is that he never gets more than 30 metres away from the house.

Has anyone ever managed to persuade a cat to wear one if they normally never have a collar on?n I remember seeing the way they did it with the BBC series of feeding cat treats and then slipping the collar on surreptitiously so it's associated with Dreamies etc.

BibiBlocksberg Sat 24-Oct-15 22:00:29

I bought a pawtrax for my boy as had to move to place along busy road & i thought he might bolt in fright/hide etc

It's very good when it works - the unit went completely dead all day when i first let him out. Cue more panic & worry from me than normal.

Turned out cat had wandered over a mile away & sat in a small strip of trees which were blocking the gps signal. Unit sprang back to life as soon as cat moved.

Was handy as i never would have thought to look for him that far away & in that location - had to walk him home as he'd got a bit disoriented.

The unit itself is a bit bulky but never bothered the cat (new unit coming out soon which is smaller, called pawtrax Halo i think)

Service & support was fantastic from pawtrax - facebook messages answered straightaway with helpful hints to get unit working again.

I especially love being able to text the cat whenever i want & seeing where he is (once i've deciphered exactly where that bush or carpark is on the map link) smile

Overall definitely worth the money.

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