What is the harness for cats, and why it is needed
A cat is not a dog, she doesn't require daily walking. However, if you have a cat, remember your remorse on Sunny days: do something go for a walk, and the pet remains in a stuffy room. And doctors recommend to take cats with you on the street: according to them, a bored pet can become nervous, start to scratch the furniture or to wear around the house. These animals are very curious by nature, and a walk – another way to expand your cat's horizons.
But before you bring your pet outside, you need to buy for him the right "ammunition". It includes the harness and leash. Buying the cat collar is not recommended – it still not a dog, and the animal is graceful, capricious, with a rather weak neck muscles. But the harness for cats – just what you need.
The harness is a special device consisting of two connected straps. One of them is fastened on the animal's neck, the other on my stomach. Between the shoulder blades of a cat dressed in such a outfit, a ring, to which clings the leash. In General, the harness is a very comfortable thing to walk with a pet can be, and not have to worry that he will escape out of his hands and run away. It is important to get it right, and then to accustom the cat to the new sensations.
The harness for cats is made usually of cotton or nylon. These materials are soft and lightweight, do not cause discomfort and feeling of heaviness. But the leather straps may seem to the pet is too heavy. The leash is also better to choose nylon. Its length should be at least a couple of meters. By the way, you can use the leashes that are designed for walking small dogs.
Before you put on a cat harness, you need to spend a favorite of preparatory work. No need to pull the strap force: these animals are very self-sufficient and don't like it when limit their freedom. Let the cat get used to the leash: sniff it, will see it within a few days the usual for her places, for example near their favorite litter. When the introductory phase is passed, gently try to put a harness on the animal. The first reaction may be different, up to the desperate attempts to break out of the "harness". If the harness causes for cat aggression and nervous behavior, try to distract the pet's favorite treat or soothe gentle stroking. The first time should be short. The most important thing here is to remove the harness when the cat is completely calmed down.
Then in a few days again put on an animal strap, so the cat got used to him, unable to move freely, practically without reacting to the new "ammunition". The harness for cats have become something of a constant attribute for a walk. For good behavior be sure to encourage your pet with treats and play. Punishment and shouting should be deleted.
In the next stage to the harness you can add the leash. Walk the cat around the house like this. Try not to pull the pet behind him, and grant him freedom of movement. And when your "student" will understand why all this was started, try affectionately call her, dragging to where you want.
Thus, contact is adjusted, and you can go for the first walk. Remember another important point: harness for cats is a great way to find pet if it suddenly gets lost. Because the band can write or emboss his name, the name and telephone number of the owner.