Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
The question is not if a barrier is strong enough to contain a cat. The question is if the cat is smart enough to figure a way over, around or through the barrier you put up. Restraining a dog from going into other parts of a house is easy; all you have to do is block the floor routes. Cats are much more three dimentional than dogs and will jump or crawl up a high barrier into another room. Nothing short of a full door will stop a cat; and, if the cat figures out the door know, even a door does not work. I had a female cat open the bedroom door to allow the only unneutered cat into the bedroom to get that in heat female pregnant. Miri could open any door in the house, including the front and back door house doors. We had to put a second door lock toward the top of the exit doors to keep her from letting in outdoor cats or herself and her kittens out.