Cat harnesses, we have all heard of them, we have seen others using them, but what do we really know about them? Are they safe? Will my cat be comfortable wearing one? Are they expensive? These are just some of the questions we find ourselves asking, and I’m sure you guys have similar ones. Luckily you have stumbled across the right blog, and we are here to break down any and all information you will ever need to consider when purchasing a harness for your furry friend. We understand your furbaby is very precious to you, and it is important to keep him or her on a tight leash, literally. So let’s get to it!
It is indeed important to invest a good amount of money in a great quality harness. When you are walking your loved one and exposing him/her to the outside elements, you'll want a top notch product that not only comes with great features, more practicality, but also more style.
Think of it this way, if you knew you could purchase a better seat belt for yourself in you car to better protect you and your loved ones would you do it? Yeah, we thought so!
The takeaway: better safe than sorry people! Your pet is worth it, invest in its safety!
Okay, let’s be vain here for a second. We want both ourselves and Fluffy to look good while on our morning jog or walk together. It’s a fact of life, we like to look pretty. But I am here to tell you that you don’t need everything under the sun for this morning outing with Fluffy.
Surprisingly, your cat may not want to wear a harness. (Hahaha, let’s be real for a moment, Princess Puffiness may very well throw a hissy-fit, we all know how finicky cats are!!!) A harness for your cat should definitely be made of some sort of natural, breathable material. Cotton is an excellent choice.
Your material choice will help with any irritation issues against your cat’s skin or fur; and this will set the tone for all of your outdoor adventures. No grumpy cats here!
A step-in harness might be your best bet if you know your cat is a wiggle worm. Although your cat may enjoy it while it’s on, it can be hard to initially get the harness over your cat’s head.
If Princess Puffiness could speak, she would definitely be thanking you for your consideration. Meow!
Yes! It may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people checkout without purchasing an accompanying leash for their best furiend!
A retractable cat leash is both safe and convenient for you and your kitty. You give them an inch, and they take a ... well, actually, you’re in total control here. This also may seem obvious, but don’t be fooled. Make sure that the leash you purchase specifically states that it is durable enough for walking your cat outside.
Additionally, pay attention to the handle type. You want this leash to be comfortable, and a dodgy handle is a deal breaker.
Pet parents unite! Let’s triple check that your cat’s harness is going to be escape proof!!! Don’t fall for a "harness" that isn’t actually the real deal. We are all newcomers to venturing outside with our cats here, so we could totally end up buying nothing more than a collar and leash and think we are purchasing a super safe harness! Don’t be fooled, read all the fine print.
That said, here are our top recommended cat harnesses (and don’t forget the leash!) for walking:
This harness happens to be for a larger cat, however Dean & Tyler makes this version in smaller sizes, capable of outfitting any size cat. Features include:
|Dean and Tyler||DT Works Fun Harness||Designed for working dogs, but still lightweight and comfortable for everyday pet use. Durable and Weatherproof.||$ Check price |
|Best Pet||All Season Pet Harness||Style-easy, double security with Velcro and Buckle||$ Check price |
Make sure you don't forget to buy a leash! We recommend the Flexi Cat least, due to the following features:
|Flexi||Vario Cord Leash XS-M||Very light 10 ft. cord leash||$ Check price |
Lupine is a brand that is synonymous with cat safety and quality. This harness is designed to keep your kitty secure, and is virtually escape proof.
|LupinePet||Originals Rain Song H-Style Harness||Excellent for cats up to 20 lbs.||$ Check price |
So ... are all kitty harnesses created equal? Not exactly. And that is exactly why we wanted to create this guide for you. We want you to be as informed as possible, and we want you to know what your options are when looking to purchase a harness for your cat! A harness is a great tool to help you bond with your cat. And most cats don’t get enough exercise as it is, so by taking your cat outside, you are doing both your cat and yourself a huge favor. Hopefully in no time your cat will be begging you to slip him or her into their harness and take them for a stroll!
We encourage you to comment below and tell us about your experiences with walking your little Tiger! Is this your first time walking Tiger? Or is your baby already king of the jungle? Not your cat’s first rodeo? Please let others know any tips/tricks to make their furbaby’s outing more enjoyable! This adventure should be as stress free as possible, and we hope that with our top 5 above-noted harnesses and leash options, you and Tiger are able to conquer the world one paw at a time!