From time to time, we get questions about the use of our GPS trackers on cats. Most of the time we are asked if it’s even possible to use it on a cat. The answer is, yes! The Tractive GPS tracker works for cats too. To show you how it’s done, and to show you how easy it is to mount it, we arranged a spontaneous shooting with our model “Roxy”.
GPS for cats: Preparations
Unlike dogs, cats are not used to wear collars. That’s why we recommend a cat harness for the Tractive GPS Tracker. The most important thing is to mount the Tracker on the back of your cat. Attaching it around the neck may limit your cats movements and will probably bother your cat. A harness, on the other hand, makes it very easy to mount the Tractive GPS Tracker on the back of your furry friend. We used the following cat harness for Roxy.
In addition to the harness, we used our new Tractive GPS 2. Tractive GPS 2 is the smallest and lightest device in our product portfolio and is, therefore, the best device for your feline friend.
The best way to mount the Tractive GPS cat tracker
In order to attach the Tractive GPS tracker to your cat’s harness you have to use one of the two clips included in the package. Depending on the thickness of the harness you can choose between a S clip or an L clip.
- “L” clips are for collars or harnesses with a thickness between 3-5 mm
- “S” clips are for collars or harnesses with a thickness between 1-3 mm
Below you can see the beautiful photos of Roxy with her harness and the Tractive GPS 2 tracker. Roxy was not harmed in any way. In fact, she actually really enjoyed the shooting.
And of course, she was generously compensated for her time and effort 😉
Do you want know more about GPS tracking for cats? Then you can read the customer story about Parsley the Maine Coon cat on adventure with his GPS cat tracker