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jumpingjellybeann Sat 20-May-17 16:57:47

Hello everyone I am looking for a cat tracker for my cat!

My cat has been knock to go for a wonder ( when he was with his old family) for 4 weeks when he was living in London and my other cat got hit by a car and killed on the main road ( where we live) and I would feel so much better if I could place a little device on my cars collar to be able to check in and check where he is!

We have used one called G Paws but unfortunately wasn't live ( had to take the tracker off of his collar and plug it into the computer to see where he had been) which wasn't the best!

Has anyone else ever got a device to track their cats? Needs to be able to track them live via a phone and light weight!

Thankyou smile

jumpingjellybeann Sat 20-May-17 17:00:32

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jumpingjellybeann Sat 20-May-17 17:01:20

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I really need to check before I send a message! lol

Tollygunge Sat 20-May-17 17:03:35

Following as I need one as well

jumpingjellybeann Sat 20-May-17 17:05:58

Glad I am not the only one! I worry so much about him but I can only find ones that seem to be too big or for dogs :/

Needingsomeadvice Sat 20-May-17 17:25:43

Hmm. I have used loc8tor tag for my cat who had a health condition. It doesn't use a phone but a tiny handheld remote. Would recommend it though. I used to stand with the door open and press it and as he approached the beeping would get faster and higher pitched. It can fit in a silicone sleeve which you can thread onto the collar so it is flush against it rather than dangling on a ring which IMO is much less intrusive.

walkingtheplank Sun 21-May-17 22:51:04

We had the loc8tor tag on cat's collar. She lost 3 of them in quick succession so we gave up. She hadn't list a collar since she lost the last one with the tag on. Little minx.

LondonHerbivore32 Sat 27-May-17 11:06:05

Pawtrack is amazing, it's a GPS locator collar designed just for cats. Both of mine have them and it's great being able to track them on a laptop or phone in real time. The downside is, it's not a cheap bit of kit. However, I think the collars are well worth the money.

jumpingjellybeann Sat 27-May-17 12:52:32

Hello thankyou so much for the recommendations!

Do you have a link to the paw tracker please ?smile Thankyou!

LondonHerbivore32 Sat 27-May-17 16:11:15 The collars also have a specific lost cat mode and a beeper onboard to help find the collar or cat if lost. I find the battery lasts for about 3 days on average.

jumpingjellybeann Sat 27-May-17 16:47:23

Thankyou! :D

But what happens if they loose it a fair few houses away? We won't be able to hear it? He is very adventurous!

LondonHerbivore32 Sat 27-May-17 18:54:52

The collars have infrared sensors in them and can tell if they fall off the cat and can notify you. They don't stop broadcasting a GPS signal if they come off, so you can easily locate them.

However, I have one very active, adventurous cat (the other is v lazy) and his collar hasn't yet come off, the fittings are very secure and supplied in three size options, so you can customise them to your cat.

I would say the beeper is loud enough to be heard in a garden. I guess the idea is you go to the GPS location supplied by the collar then activate the beeper to find the collar.

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