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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:10 pm 
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Hi, I got two cat collars/harness at petathome but I found them not very safe, and the locking system isn't very firm.

I saw these one at some other thread:
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And was wondering if you could advise me where I could buy some good firm and safe harness for cats.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:50 pm 
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I bought the jacket style for my kittens. It was pretty easy to put them on, and it fit snugly. One of them tolerated it when I put it on (but certainly wasn't happy about it) the other one didn't. In fact she started screaming at the top of her lungs, and thew herself violently against walls and objects in a desperate attempt to get it off. It was scary. I won't do that again. She does much better with the strap kind.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:00 pm 
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brianj12 wrote:
I bought the jacket style for my kittens. It was pretty easy to put them on, and it fit snugly. One of them tolerated it when I put it on (but certainly wasn't happy about it) the other one didn't. In fact she started screaming at the top of her lungs, and thew herself violently against walls and objects in a desperate attempt to get it off. It was scary. I won't do that again. She does much better with the strap kind.


That would seem to be the opposite to what many people experience.

Admittedly my feedback may be tainted toward jackets as I make them, but pretty much everyone who has expressed an opinion to me has reported the opposite reaction, and I have to say my two who wear jackets are both very much happier with a jacket than a webbing harness.

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Thanks, it is just a shame that the jackets take a bit of the beauty of these cats.


Yes it is a shame to cover up a lovely coat, but then some people would say if you choose the right fabrics the jacket can actually enhance their appearance. When I Take Toshi out in the town I always get people remarking on how gorgeous his fur is followed by comments about how good he looks in his walking jacket. If you look at photos of cats wearing them you will see they do not actually cover up that much of the cats coat ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:25 pm 
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I think Id still would prefer the harness. Would anyone know what is the harness used by the cats of the pic in the first post? Or at least one that would be better than those crap ones from petsathome?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:56 am 
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I had one like the one in your picture, not sure where i got it from but my cats hated it. One of them managed to get out of it by going backwards and the other hated it so much they went crazy trying to bite it off. They really are not that secure and are certainly very uncomfortable when tight enough not to escape.

I now have two from here: http://www.mynwoodcatjackets.moonfruit.com/
for my adult cats.

My two kittens have them from Happy House Cats, link above.

Having used them all i would much prefer the sturdy harness over the tight uncomfortable collar style harness. Safety and comfort is a priority. I think the jackets actually enhance their coats nicely. Toby even has a fleecy jumper to go under his for the winter as he doesn't have much fat on him to keep him warm unlike Max :lol: :lol: :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:15 am 
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Mine dont try to get away from the harness, they just get stuck sometimes, but eventually come along. I just dont like the one I have, it is really not well done, and thought someone could advise where I could get a good quality one online.

The jacket would make even harder for my bengals to stand to the brazilian summer...

cheers!

Does any one knows this type?

http://www.petplanet.co.uk/product.asp? ... f_id=53043

Also a few other types here:
http://www.thepetexpress.co.uk/?p=2_6&m ... es&pid=142

Hard to choose though :(


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:33 pm 
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i personally dont like any of the ones in your links, ive used the double strap ones before and the 4 way buckle ones, not safe at all my cat twisted out of both types.... at the end of the day i want my cats to be safe and comfortable when im walking them, i couldnt care less if their coats show or not as the walk is for their enjoyment, not for me to show off xx

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Alot of people on the forum have the jackets (myself included :wink: ) mine is from mynwood.

I think however you have decided what style you yourself like so just go with what you fancy - if unsure why not get two different types that way you have a back up just incase one breaks :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:04 pm 
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the ones i had, double straps came from here

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/cats/cat_ ... sses/19639

the 4 way buckle strap i got from a pet shop near me x

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:39 pm 
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The jacket harnesses can fit from young adult right through to older. My kitten's ones still have a lot more growing room in them and i have had them since the were 6 moonths old. They are now 11 months and they fit fine with more growing room left. I'm pretty sure you won't have to get a new jacket as they get older, it would still fit.

Not sure really where to point you to get the harness that you like. Is it just you don't like the jackets? If it's the heat in Brazil that puts you off, i know Mynwood jackets have been sent to Australia so they are ok over there with them.

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