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Can You Cat Proof a Garden?

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Is it possible to cat proof a garden? Yes, it really is and it’s becoming a highly popular way for cat owners to protect their cats from a variety of risks. Cat proof gardens are ideal for preventing road accidents, solving territorial issues between cats, prevent disease and illness and theft. Another use of cat proof garden is to allow cats with FIV access to the outdoors without putting other cats at risk.

How Can I Cat Proof My garden?

There are five types of cat containment systems available that will cat proof your garden. Those options are:

  • Cat fencing
  • Cat enclosure
  • Cat runs
  • Catios
  • Cat balcony

The different types of cat containment systems ensure there are solutions for every home and every scenario. These systems can work with gardens of all shapes and sizes. Some types are more suited to different breeds, so do ask if you’re unsure about the type of cat containment system to choose.

Cats and Plants

Once the garden is enclosed it’s important to provide a safe and cat friendly environment. Many plants are toxic to cats, therefore it’s worth checking to see what’s growing in your garden and removing any that are dangerous. There’s a whole list of toxic plants, here.

Replace any toxic plants with cat friendly cat grass, mint, lavender, bamboo, perhaps add a herb garden. You cat will be spending all their outdoor time in your garden so it’s important to make it a safe, fun and interesting space.

Different Levels

Cats love to climb and sit up high and providing them with cat shelving is highly recommended for a cat proof garden. Cat activity centres and cat shelving attached to walls helps to keep cats in good condition and allows them to do the things they love to do, naturally.

Interested in cat proofing your garden? Measure your available space and get in touch to discuss your ideas.

​Keeping Cats and Landlords Happy - Cat Fencing and Rented Properties

Many renters struggle to find suitable homes that allow cats and other pets. Landlords are often reluctant to allow pets as they are concerned about damage and other issues that are associated with animals. Tenancies will often include the ‘no pets’ policy, this causes problems for a lot of renters but also results in tenants feeling less settled and [...]

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Cats and Fireworks

Cats hate fireworks. Many humans hate fireworks too and we know exactly what they are for, expect them and yet still they can cause stress and alarm, so imagine how cats feel! It’s easy to understand why cats can get alarmed when the fizzes, whizzes and bangs start. Each year, some cats get so scared they run away and [...]

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Help! My Cat Has Been Run Over!

As a cat 'purrent' one of your main worries about your cat's safety outdoors will be the risk of road traffic accidents. Whether you live in a suburban area with busy roads or in a rural area with fast roads, your cat will probably cross the road regularly to access their full territory. Only 25% of [...]

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​5 Cat Myths – BUSTED!

There are plenty of myths and superstitions surrounding cats. Today, we’re going to be debunking 5 of the most common ones.Cats Have Nine LivesMost people probably are aware that this isn’t true. However, this is a myth that remains, despite cats having just the one life. The origins of this myth aren’t known, but it is thought that [...]

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9 Croydon Cat Killer Suspects

South Norwood Animal Rescue and Liberty (SNARL) continue to investigate the ongoing and extremely distressing cat murders and mutilations performed by the Croydon Cat Killer. This week, SNARL have handed the police a list of 9 suspects, all of which reside in the London area.SNARL have been investigating since the murders began and the list once had as many [...]

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​Could You Be an Accidental Cat Burglar?

Police have issued a warning after a pensioner was given an official notice for taking in a cat that she believed to be a stray. The police are asking people to stop feeding cats in the neighbourhood or bringing them into the home and becoming an unintentional cat thief.The Cats Protection have advised people to always check with neighbours [...]

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​Should You Put a Collar on Your Cat?

There are many collars available for pet cats. They come in a range of colours, styles, some can prevent fleas while others have bells to help stop cats from hurting wildlife. With so much choice it can be difficult to know the right collar to buy, but do cats need a collar in the first place?Why Put a [...]

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5 ​Tips to Prevent Cats from Hunting

Cats are natural born hunters, and some seem to love the hunt more than others. Many cat owners never have to deal with removing a dead mouse off the floor or helping a live bird back out the window. Other cat owners can find numerous victims each day, especially in the spring and summer. Cats hunt a wide variety [...]

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Do Cats Really Have Nine Lives?

I think it’s safe to say that we all know that cats don’t have nine lives. This myth has been around for many hundreds of years and it’s not likely to die out soon. The saying comes from the very real fact that cats are agile creatures.No one is sure of where the nine lives saying originates. Some think [...]

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