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Cat Harness Walking Jacket

Most housecats given the opportunity do love to be outdoors; for safety, some people choose to walk there cat with a harness or walking jacket. This allows you and your cat to get fresh air and exercise. Most people think you can't walk a cat on a leash but over time you can train your cat to do this, with patience! It is easier to train kittens but older cats can be trained as well with the all important patience.

Leash & Harness

When using a cat harness for walking, make sure the clips are on the cat's back and size the harness around the cats neck and waist. Do not use a collar only when walking a cat as they tend to panic when they have any pressure on or near the throat. When you try to first teach a cat to use a harness they may protest at just having the harness on so you may want to entice them with some treats or toys - practice this first in the safety and quiet of your home for the first few times to make sure they are comfortable with the situation.

When you do take the cat outside pick a quiet location, pick a leash that is around 4ft so it is short enough to stay close to your cat but the cat still has freedom. Do short training sessions at first and then hopefully you can get outside with your cat.

Leash & Walking Jacket

Some people prefer to use a walking jacket or holster as they are known, over a 'dog style' harness as they feel it is more secure. Walking jackets come in different sizes to suite your kitty's needs and you can also get them in a variety of colours and patterns. People that have used the walking jacket have said there furry friends took to it immediately.

The walking jacket is ultra lightweight so is comfortable for the cat and the jacket has wide Velcro closures which you secure around the girth and neck - holding your cat just behind the front legs, secure the neck first and then the girth - give your cat a lot of attention if this is the first time you are using the jacket and give your cat lots of enticements like a kitty treat / biscuit as a little bit of affection will go a long way. The jacket is also machine washable. The cat walking jacket is perfect for taking your kitty for a walk or just sitting out in the garden / balcony.


Street Talk

I agree with Mary. It never occurred to me to take my cats out before this article. This is absolutely more secure than a dog collar, something I can imagine my cats easily slipping out of haha. Good article.

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  about 5 years ago

I have a cat & this is a interesting article. I never take her out, & your article gives me reason to think this one over.

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  about 5 years ago
  

Thanks Mary, I'm glad you found this article helpful :)

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  about 5 years ago

They look so cute when they go for a walk don't they. gayle

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  about 6 years ago
  

They do, I love the designs the jacket comes in, especially the tiger stripes. :)

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  about 6 years ago
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