If you love the great outdoors and have an cat who enjoys exploring new places, then hiking with your cat could be the perfect adventure for you both. Hiking with your cat can be a fun and bonding experience, but it's important to ensure your cat's comfort and, especially, safety. That's where a cat backpack comes in.
Cat backpacks are specially designed to safely carry your pet while you're out walking or hiking. They provide a secure and comfortable environment for your cat, allowing them to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while staying safe. Before heading out on your hike, it's important to make sure that your cat is comfortable with being in a backpack and with the outdoors. Start with short hikes and gradually increase the length of your walks as your cat becomes more comfortable.
There are SO many amazing designs and colours these days when it comes to pet backpacks - it can be a daunting decision to make when shopping!
When choosing a cat backpack, look for one that's spacious and well-ventilated. It should also have secure closing zippers to keep your pet from slipping out, and a strong loop or hook inside to attach leashes and harnesses to as well for extra security. Make sure there are NO "unzippable" openings (as are often found in some brands of dog carriers to allow your pet's head to pop through the carrier). This is NOT safe for a cat, so avoid these types of carriers!
Brands like PetAmi, Halinfer, and K&H Pet Products offer a variety of cat backpacks to suit different outdoor needs and preferences.
Now, for those who have two cats and don't want to leave one behind, there's also great news! Some cat backpack brands offer double-compartment hiking backpacks, allowing you to bring both of your cats on your adventures. Brands such as Voistino, and Halinfer offer double compartments, making it easy and convenient to bring both of your cats with you on your hikes!
In conclusion, hiking with your cat can be a fun and exciting experience. With a secure and comfortable cat backpack, you can enjoy the great outdoors with your furry friend by your side. Whether you have one cat or two, there are plenty of options available to suit your needs. Happy hiking!
Carmen Klassen, Owner of Jewelspride Bengals