Your cat will either be one to absolutely love exploring, going on trips or staying out until all hours, or the type to really like their home comforts.
If it is the former, then taking your cat with you wherever you go is a very rewarding experience. From cycling trips and hikes to just visiting your parents on a weekend, a cat backpack can not only ensure your feline comes on the journey but also means they stay safe and secure.
Cats love heights, so they can look down on their kingdom beneath them. But they also like vertical space to make them feel taller, so sitting in a cat backpack may overall be more comfortable than being in a traditional cat carrier, where they lie down and are nearer the ground.
A cat backpack can also be handy when going to the vets or cattery and a carrier is out of the question. We looked for rucksacks which will allow them to look out and know where they’re going, as well as ones which offer security, comfortability and ease for you as the carrier.
This includes wide, adjustable straps, padded shoulder sections and easy close zips. You should also look for security beyond zips, such as inner clips for their harness. Extendable backpacks are ideal if you’ll be hiking and they’ll have rest breaks and, of course, breathability is essential. Look for mesh panels and air holes.
After all, if it is good enough for Taylor Swift (as seen in Miss Americana), it is good enough for the rest of us too.
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