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Cat Harness

August 15th, 2006, 01:44 PM
Hello all

I have a 3 year old cat, i have bought all the leashes and harness's on the market and he gets out of all of them when we take him in the backyard.
I was wondering if there is a harness maybe even a small dog one that will restrain him.
I work in a pet store part time i swear i remember seeing one that is different, it is a solid unit not flexible nylon, this one is leather and is lined with felt or something similar. It fits over the animals body. I cant seeem to find this.


August 15th, 2006, 04:00 PM
how does your cat get out of the harness?

does he slip through? or chew it open?

August 15th, 2006, 06:08 PM
Hw wiggles his way of of them, hates being restrained

August 15th, 2006, 08:03 PM
it's probably too loose then if he can wiggle out. tighten it up and if he doesn't like being restrained then no harness will work. It's not the harness that's the problem it's the cat. You have to get it used to them first.

August 15th, 2006, 09:23 PM
Maybe he could try just wearing it around the house for awhile. :shrug:

August 16th, 2006, 08:50 AM
I think a cat run is the solution but backyard too small, will have to get bigger yard lol.

What wont we do for our little furry friends.

Thanks all for your input

August 16th, 2006, 09:19 AM
you may be interested in these.... cat runs/enclosures

August 16th, 2006, 05:45 PM
Thanks Jessie

that kittie walk looks good , maybe 2 or 3 connected, do you know if they are sold in Ontario, Canada


August 18th, 2006, 03:14 PM
My cat is the same way - she can get out of anything - either h-back or the s- back harnesses (shaped like an 8). I have spent so much money trying to find the perfect harness - the buddy belt harness alone (that she slipped out of on the first time) was $50.:frustrated:

The only one that seems to work (although she can slip out of it) is an anti-pulling one from Walmart (not the padded sporn one).

The next thing I was going to try was a small-dog body harness so you may want to look into that.

I do however, agree with the others that a cat run is the best idea. When I can't be within a couple of feet of Minnow she goes into her crate!