New: Cat Fitness Tracker!
Fit-bit like devices are taking over retail shops as more individuals try to shed pounds for the New Year; but how about pets?
The PurrSong Pendant for cats has not hit shelves quit yet; but will help cats lose weight and stay fit. Like other fitness activity trackers, the PurrSong Pendant uses Bluetooth to send updates and track activities. The cat fitness tracker does not have a price; but is hoping to release on the market for about $100.
The cat fitness tracker can be used outside when cats are running, jumping and playing in the fenced-in backyard. Like dogs, cats require at least 30 minutes of daily activity to stay lean. By fencing in cats, pet owners can play with their feline friends while bonding with their pets.
Video: Cat VS. Coyotes
A 16-year-old cat named Tigger was confronted by two coyotes in a recent news video. While the cat did escape, this is a friendly reminder to pet owners to secure cats in the yard with fencing to protect them against wildlife encounters.
Spring is when coyotes approach landscapes to search for food. This is when pets are usually attacked - both dogs and cats.
Cats Wants Outdoor Time
There is much debate over allowing cats the freedom to explore the great outdoors; but we feel that cats need time outside to play, exercise and get in touch with their roots. After all, domestic cats are part of a larger, nomadic race of carnivores - hunting mice, birds and whatever they can find to eat.
Some cat owners are not only taking cats for walks, but they are transforming their yards by fencing in cats.
"In the past two decades, there has been a growing movement to confine our feline friends indoors. Veterinarians argue that this significantly extends their life spans, protecting them from disease, cars and predators. Wildlife advocates contend that outdoor cats are a blight on ecosystems, killing countless birds and small mammals every year. Increasingly, it seems, no one wants to cross paths with an outdoor cat." (Yes, You Should Walk Your Cat, The New York Times)
Cats need fresh air, too; and while they can interact with other domestic breeds, having a cat fence in the yard will stop them from interfacing with wildlife and will keep them secure.