Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
Pet stroller is better....
What you've described is the main problem with trying to take cats for walks----they freak out. Unfortunately some can wriggle out of their harness and take off with often disastrous results---run over by a vehicle, attacked by a stray dog or at night by a coyote. My suggestion is you can still have your cat enjoy the outdoors safely by taking him for walks in a pet stroller. The cats zipped in a mesh-covered stroller and altho he's not actually doing the walking (you're getting the exercise), he will enjoy it just as much, as he will feel safer, and will enjoy the sights, scents and sounds he hears, and it gives him a sense of patrolling a territory like he would if he were a feral cat. My two cats jump into the stroller and start meowing that they want to go for "walkies". If you get a stroller, get one with larger wheels as they will go over rougher surfaces, such as grass in a park.
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