How to walk a cat

Cookie Dough, courtesy Heather MacDonaldHave you every walked your cat? While cats are not walked as often as dogs, it can be done! Walking your cat can provide a safe outdoor experience, and give you a new opportunity to spend quality time with your pet. Courtesy of The Daily Cat, here are some tips for walking your cat:



  • Use a light harness and leash designed for cats
  • Allow your cat to get used to the leash and harness by leaving it near favourite sleeping or playing spots for a while
  • When you try the harness on your cat, reward good behaviour with a treat and take the harness off as soon as your cat seems uncomfortable. It will take some time for your cat to get used to this new clothing!
  • Take your cat on some indoor walks before venturing outdoors

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