It depends on the breed of the cat.
Some breeds such as Siamese cats can hear higher frequencies than other breeds. So it’s possible that a dog whistle could work on some cats but not all.
Do They Work On Cats The Same Way They Work On Dogs?
Dog whistles work by emitting a sound at a frequency that is too high for humans to hear but dogs can hear it just fine.
It’s unclear if cats can hear these frequencies in the same way that dogs can but it’s possible that they can.
If you’re trying to get a cat’s attention with a dog whistle it’s worth a try!
How Do Dog Whistles Affect Cats?
There are a variety of ways that dog whistles affect cats. Some cat breeds are more responsive to high-pitched sounds than others.
Cats with longer and more pronounced outer ear flaps known as tufts tend to be more sensitive to these frequencies. Younger cats also react more strongly than older felines.
Certain effective dog-whistle brands use two different frequency ranges to target specific behavioral issues. The first range is between 15000-20000 Hertz and it affects a cat’s sense of balance.
The second range is between 24000-28000 Hertz and produces an ultrasound that can irritate a cat’s hearing and causes Stress & anxiety levels to rise over prolonged use.
When using a dog whistle to train your cat it is important to start at a lower frequency and only increase the sound if absolutely necessary.
We also recommend only using the whistle for short periods of time (no more than 5-10 minutes at a time) to avoid causing any undue stress on your feline friend.
Are Cats Bothered By Dog Whistles?
Most cats can hear a dog whistle but they may not be able to distinguish the frequency that the whistle emits.
Dog whistles operate at a higher frequency than what humans can hear so cats may only hear a high-pitched sound from the whistle.
However if a cat is close to a dog and hears the familiar bark it will know that something is up and take cover.
Do Ultrasonic Dog Repellers Work On Cats?
It’s a little-known fact but ultrasonic dog repellers actually do work on cats – though they may not be as effective as they are on dogs.
Ultrasonic sound waves are above the range of human hearing but can be heard by animals.
These high-frequency sounds are uncomfortable for many animals including cats and can cause them to flee from the area where the sound is coming from.
There have been a few studies conducted on the effectiveness of ultrasonic dog repellers on cats and the results are mixed.
Some say that the repellers work well and were able to keep felines away from areas where the devices were placed.
Others say that the devices weren’t particularly effective at keeping cats away and that the animals quickly became accustomed to the sound.
If you’re considering using an ultrasonic dog repeller to keep cats away from your home it’s worth a try – but don’t expect miracles.