Pros and cons of taking your leash-trained cat to public places for walks

Woman takes her cat for a walk in the evening in suburbia

I’d like to provide my input first and secondly I have added the experiences of others with their thoughts and advice. Whether leash training and taking your cat for a walk in a public place is good or bad depends on a variety of factors, the most important of which is the character of …

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Fundamental reason why domestic cats don’t walk with their owners like dogs

cat on leash. These are set up images.

Although, sometimes, domestic cats do walk behind their owners for a relatively short distance (a behaviour characteristic that I explain below), in general, it is fundamentally alien to domestic cats to walk with their owner on a lead like a dog on those nice country walks in the park. If you could talk to …

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How to get a cat used to his travel carrier (and more)

Dan Nguyen and his three cats with 2 travel carriers and one on his shoulders

How to get a cat used to his travel carrier? You let him explore the carrier at home. Then you give him a treat inside the carrier. Then you carry him around the house. Then you practice carrying him outside. You then give him a treat with petting when using the carrier outside. That’s …

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Picture of cat on leash with mask in China to protect against coronavirus

Cat on leash with mask in China to protect against coronavirus

What do you think of this? Personally, I can’t agree with it for a couple of reasons at least. Firstly, masks over faces do not effectively protect the wearer from contracting coronavirus. That’s been well established because the disease is transferred by ingesting infected water droplets through the mouth and these masks are not …

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Japanese travelling cats. Good photographs, good videos and good harnesses

In these charming videos and photographs of a couple of celebrity travelling tabby cats in Japan, we see them walking on a leash very effectively. I have noticed that the harness for the lead does not hug or press against the body. The harness goes around the neck and under the front leg armpits. …

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