If we care about the health and life of the cat, we do not let him “loose” in the yard-I hope this is obvious. But what should we do if we want to give it more movement and contact with nature? One of the solutions are walks with a cat on suspenders. More and more caregivers take out cats every day, so maybe soon this sight will cease to amaze.
Of course, you need to remember that every cat is different and not everyone will enjoy walking around the yard. There are homeowners for whom exits are unnecessary stress. They’ll take every opportunity they get to sneak home. However, if we see in your cat the potential for walking-what should we remember?
Buy good braces
The basis of a successful walk are comfortable and well-tailored braces for the cat. They can not be too loose, because then there is a risk that the cat will get out of them-especially if he gets scared of something or starts chasing an insect. Too loose or too loosely fastened braces seem to me the most common mistake. Another important aspect is the convenient way of putting on the harness-it is a pity to fasten with the cat at every attempt to put it on. I bought my braces and I have nothing to reproach them except that the bast, through which you have to squeeze the cat’s head, does not stretch and putting braces is always a struggle. It is also worth to stock up on a long leash, so as not to have to follow the cat step by step.
Find a safe place
For walks it is best to choose a clean place, little besieged, where the cat will not be stressed by the presence of strangers and other animals. Let’s look for green, varied places, with various nooks and crannies, such as bushes, that you can explore. Away from the crowds, away from the dogs, away from the busy road. It is worth making sure that the surrounding vegetation is safe and the ground clean.
Keep an eye on the cat
I’m not in favor of pinning a cat and leaving it unattended for a long time. First of all, because in our absence it can be released from suspenders-and disaster is ready. Secondly, if we bring a cat to a place not quite familiar to us, you need to observe what exactly it bites and whether it is poisonous. We also make sure that the animal does not harm the environment-I am thinking especially of hunting birds. Walking is the time that we devote to the cat and during this time we take care of its safety.
Take care of your health
The key in bringing out a cat is its protection against ticks and fleas. It is much easier to prevent than then in a panic to look for a clinic that will remove the tick (not to mention potential complications or tick-borne diseases that can wreak havoc in the body). Also remember to protect the cat during the whole period when you go out with him-ticks are a threat all year round. Choose the remedy necessarily with your veterinarian (never on your own in a pet store!), adjusting it to the state of health and age of the pet. Also tell your doctor where you are walking-you may need additional vaccinations / treatments. And my camera against ticks use a preparation in liquid applied to the neck (e.g. Stronhold, cost approx. $40), which provides security for a month.
Occasionally or daily
A daily ritual or an occasional adventure? As far as I’m concerned, I’ve never wanted to go out with a cat every day. I’ve always lived in the centre and I don’t see the best grounds for walking here-the lawns are rather sparse and dog-infested. But I use the opportunity to walk whenever we go home with a garden or on vacation “under the pear”. When we were in a four-star hotel and it turned out that straight from the room there is an exit to the vast lawn-I can not regret that I did not take braces. Whether you will go out with the cat every day or occasionally, depends on you, but remember that if you accustom the pet to regular walks … he will not let go at the door.
ticks for the cat – walking the cat