Some shock collars specifically designed for dogs can kill cats because of the difference in size between these two pets.
I should point out that I do not intend the collar for use outdoors. It’s to keep her FROM going out the door. The barrier would be set up about a foot or two from the door so that she couldn’t dart out every time the door gets opened and get hit by a car. She is strictly an inside cat but has a tendency to run out any open door any time its possible. She has narrowly missed being crushed by cars a time or two. I have seen CAT shock collars on pet supply websites, but our local pet stores only carry collars marketed for dogs. Is there any difference between collars made for dogs and the ones for cats, as long as you buy the one for the correct weight of the animal? By the way, we have tried every thing else, including scented deterrents, and extra vigilance. We can’t use ScatMats at the door for obvious reasons.
The Regulations ban the use of any collar that is capable of administering an electric shock to a cat or dog. Examples of such collars include: The Regulations do not apply to: The Welsh Government commissioned an independent review of recent evidence in relation to the welfare implications for cats and dogs arising from the use of electronic collars.The review considered the potential benefits and efficacy of electronic collars against the animal welfare concerns, in order to reach conclusions about whether their benefits outweighed the animal welfare costs.
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Cat shock collars are not safe. Shock collars are outlawed inmost of Europe and Australia because there are more effective ways toreduce problem behaviors in cats.Cats can also be more sensitive and skittish than dogs, which meansthat a shock collar could cause irreparable damage to your cat'spsyche. We don't understand exactly how animal's brains makeconnections, so your cat could make a connection between the shock andan unrelated item.The word "discomfort" was chosen very carefully. I do not believe in the existing shock collars. I simply will not hurt the cats. I understand there are enlightened people on both sides of this debate, and am not looking to argue with fellow nerdies whether shocking pets for behavior modification is OK or not OK. In this project, it is not OK. So, what does that leave us? I was thinking perhaps of a noisemaker of some kind. Perhaps a squeal that starts low at a certain distance (30 feet, perhaps), and then rises in frequency or volume as the distance goes down?The most common use of shock collars on cats seems to be preventingthem from running out of the house. The biggest danger with this isthat these systems often malfunction. This could lead to your cat beingable to run out but then get shocked when trying to cross the boundaryto come back in.