How to walk a cat?
In a previous article, we discussed whether to walk a domestic cat. If you approve of walks, be sure to read the rules of walking. They will help protect your pet from trouble!
Follow the vaccination schedule. It is possible to take a walk only for a timely vaccinated pet, otherwise it will be defenseless against the most serious infections.
Treat your cat for parasites. To introduce a cat to ticks, it is not necessary to go to the forest. The usual walk in the yard will be enough. Ticks do not live on trees, as many think, but in the grass. And if you can not be afraid of them even in winter frosts, then fleas threaten the cat all year round. Therefore, treatment from ectoparasites should not be neglected. Dealing with the effects of bites is much more difficult than preventing them. Also do not forget about regular deworming: it needs to be carried out once a quarter.
Train your cat in advance for harness. The first walk will be stressful for your pet, especially if it is on it that he will first get to know the harness. There is no cat in the world that would like this attribute at first sight. You need to train your pet for harnessing at home, in a relaxed atmosphere, long before the first walk.
How to walk cats?
Carry the cat out into the street. At home, your pet may be hyperactive, but how it behaves on the street is always a mystery. A cat can be frightened of passers-by, cars, barking dogs. If you carry it in your hands, it is more likely that it will begin to scratch, break free and run away. Therefore, a container is an indispensable thing, even if you keep your way to the nearest public garden.
Choose a peaceful place for a walk. The cat will be comfortable in a quiet courtyard or park, away from carriageways and with a minimum of passers-by. Avoid dog walking areas.
Give your cat freedom of action. Once you get to the place – just put the container on the ground and open the door. Let the cat come out of it herself and calmly look around. The harness should already be on it!
Do not pull the leash! A cat is not a dog and she will not walk around. During the walk, it is not you who sets the trajectory of the movement, but it. Your task is to keep the harness, follow the cat and try not to constrain its movements.
Street is not a place to eat. In no case do not let the cat pick up anything on the street. Even the grass is better not to eat, as in the city it is very dirty. Sprouted oats from a pet store are much preferable!
How to walk cats?
Cheer the pet up. Walking is not the time to engage in parenting. In a foreign territory, a cat needs your protection and support more than ever. Protect her from dangers, praise, treat her with a treat. Let walks bring both of you extremely pleasant associations.
Carefully monitor the condition of the cat and, in accordance with it, adjust the duration of the walks. There are no uniform standards. One cat can walk for an hour, the other 10 minutes is enough. If a cat is hot or cold, if she is very worried and tries to hide, feel free to put her in a container and bring her home!