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- The best cat leashes/harnessses I’ve found are Kitty Holster (full coverage for wrigglers!), Puppia (another cute harness) and PetSafe (lighter, strappy harness).
- Walking your cat on a leash is a great way to exercise indoor cats and prevent boredom.
- Start out slowly and gradually increase time outside to avoid overwhelming your pet.
Seeing a dog being walked on a leash is perfectly normal, but what about a cat? I remember the first time I saw a man walking his cat in a local park. My first thought was that he must be a bit eccentric. The cat was walking him rather than the other way around. The kitty led her owner into a bush, where they stayed for one or two minutes before emerging.
Now that I have cats of my own, and a few friends who regularly post photos on social media of their “catwalks”, walking a cat seems normal. The benefits of walking your pet definitely outweigh the strange looks you might get!
Before you embark on outdoor adventures with your feline friend, the most important thing is to find the right cat leash for the job. The wrong choice could hurt your cat or even allow him to escape. Not to worry, I’m going to explain everything you need to know about walking your cat and take a look at some of the best cat harness reviews 🙂