Does your pet hide when it's time for nail trimming? Decrease their stress level (and yours) by following these important do's and don'ts.View Article
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.
Thanks to specially designed backpacks, cat carriers are no longer the only pet transport option. Cat backpacks just may make trips more pleasant for you and your cat.
Backpacks Offer Comfort and Convenience
Pet carriers help you get your cat from one place to another, but they aren't always the most comfortable choice for either of you. A simple change in position can send your cat skittering from one end of the carrier to the other as you desperately fight to keep the carrier level. Holding the carrier with one arm can strain the muscles in your arm and neck, particularly if your cat is large or could stand to lose a few pounds.
Cat backpacks eliminate both of those issues. The packs distribute weight evenly over your back and don't move even if your furry friend decides to turn around. Padded straps keep the back firmly in place without digging into your shoulders. Many backpacks also include waist or chest straps to ensure that the back doesn't bounce or move while you wear it.
Backpacks are ideal if you want to take your pet for a walk around the neighborhood or make the trip to the veterinarian's office for your cat's checkup.
Specially Designed Backpacks Provide Plenty of Ventilation
You're probably wondering how your pet will breathe in a backpack. Cat backpacks aren't exactly like the standard backpacks you use to hold books or your laptop. Some packs feature mesh screens that allow your cat to view its surroundings and get a little fresh air. The fabric packs are lightweight yet offer plenty of room for your furry friend.
Others offer transparent bubbles that give your pet a clear view of the world. These packs contain ample ventilation openings for easy breathing and feature soft inner liners and waterproof exteriors for your cat's comfort. Bubble backpacks are made of polycarbonate, the same material used to make hard-shell luggage.
How to Convince Your Cat to Use a Backpack
A cat backpack may sound like a good idea to you, but will your pet agree with your opinion? Most likely, it will take your cat a little time to adjust riding in the backpack. A slow, steady approach is the key to convincing your pet that the backpack offers an excellent way to see the world.
These tips can help speed the adjustment process:
Veterinary visits can be stressful for cats due to the unfamiliar sights, sounds, and smells. Backpacks may enhance feelings of safety and security and help your pet feel less anxious during visits. Vet visits offer the perfect opportunity to try out your new backpack. If it's time for pet's next visit, contact us to schedule a convenient appointment.
Cat Life Today: The Best Cat Backpacks
Pet Life Today: The Best Cat Carriers
Catxplorer.com: Step 2 – How to Train Your Cat to Use Their Cat Backpack