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​Do Cat Fences Work?

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Cats love to get out into the big wide world and claim their own turf. They are territorial creatures who love to hunt, protect their land and explore every part of what they own. Sadly, this curiosity gets cats into trouble and many end up in sorry situations ranging from losing their way and finding new families, being taken, getting into fights, injured or killed in accidents and on roads. Cats may have nine lives, but these lives don’t last very long. Cat fencing is one of the ways to help protect feline adventurers from getting into scrapes that they might not come back from, but do cat fences work?

You might think it’s hard to keep a cat contained, but thanks to clever designs even the most agile and determined cats can be kept safe from harm using cat fences. There are a few different designs to choose from, ensuring there is a cat fence right for your cat and your outdoor space. We recommend contacting us here to discuss your options to ensure you find the best solution, whether you want to do it yourself or use our installation team.

Freestanding Cat Enclosures

Freestanding cat enclosures are ideal for rural settings and mature gardens, or gardens without a boundary in place.

Sealed Roof Catio

A catio sits on top of your patio and is completely enclosed with the addition of a roof. The roof stops even the most committed climbers from breaking free.

Fencetop Cat Barriers

Using your fencing, the barrier sits on top of your fence and provides you with complete peace of mind. They are easy to install and suitable for DIY projects.

Cat fences do work and there are several options available. We’re even able to offer a bespoke service to ensure all cat owners benefit from the peace of mind that cat fences bring. Visit our Facebook page for reviews and to see lots of photos of beautiful cats enjoying their contained, safe space.

​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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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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​Cats and Garden Birds – End the War

Birds are constantly threatened by cats, both domesticated and feral. People are concerned about the number of bird deaths that are attributed to our furry friends. Neighbours can get annoyed and no one likes coming home to an injured or deceased bird on the doorstep. The RSPCB has some interesting and concerning facts regarding cats and their impact on [...]

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​Caring for Cats During Colder Weather

We all thought spring was on it’s way, and it is, but there’s just a tiny thing called the Beast of the East Mark 2 to get out the way first. Hopefully, once this latest cold spell leaves our shores the warmer weather will begin to settle in. Before then, please remember to be wary of antifreeze around your [...]

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​Helping Indoor Cats Avoid Obesity

Recent reports indicated that Switzerland has a serious pet obesity problem. Veterinary practices revealed that between 20 and 40 percent of the pets they see are considered to be obese, with cats being affected the most. Vet Marina Schybli said that the cause was inactivity, particularly for indoor cats who overeat to compensate for their boredom.Cats are the most [...]

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​How to Keep Cats Cool in a Heatwave

Cats love the warm weather. You’ll find them basking in the sun spots and then chilling on the kitchen tiles some time later. They’re pretty good at keeping cool, (they’re cats after all) but there are a few ways you can help.Keep your cats indoors during midday when the sun is at its strongest. Usually this is between 10am and [...]

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​Cat Enclosures for Small Spaces

Not all garden boundaries are suitable for fence top brackets and not everyone wants to enclose the entire outdoor space. The good news is there are other options available to fit in with everyone’s preferences and available outdoor space. You don’t have to have a huge amount of outdoor space to add a cat containment system. There are plenty of [...]

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