How to Use GPS to Track a Cat

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How to Use GPS to Track a Cat
GPS companies have created pet trackers that you can use for your cat. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Today's technology allows you to track your pet cat should it wonder off or leave your sight. Gone are the days where your only means of action to find your missing cat is to post signs around town. Now, a number of companies offer pet GPS systems that fit around your cat's neck like any other collar. You can shop around for one that appears to be the most comfortable so that you can have your cat wear it regularly. They're a bit on the pricey side, with most starting at about £195.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Purchase the GPS unit that works best for you. This will be based on comfort, style and features. Depending on your lifestyle, you'll want to grab a GPS unit that has as much interactivity as possible by allowing you to sync it with your cell phone, computer, vehicle and other devices.

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    Pay the activation fee to receive monthly service. This allows you to continuously receive precise readouts of your pet's activity, the options of which can be customisable. Choose a plan that best suits you.

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    Install the GPS collar on your cat so that it fits snugly, while allowing your cat to go about its typical business without becoming cumbersome.

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    Install software and apps to get the data sent to your devices. You can change the options to dictate when and how you receive alerts and information.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure you keep the GPS device outfitted with fresh batteries. Such equipment and service is too costly to not work when you most need it due to the simple mistake of using old batteries.

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