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Taking the cat for a walk..

melissam87

Savannah Super Cat
#1
One more question if you don't mind. For those of you walk your cats on a leash, do you use a long retractable leash? I thought it would be nice to give Nikita a little freedom to run and get some quality exercise.

Thank you. :)
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#2
Yes, I use retractable leashes...as I find they tend to stop and start a lot...so stop to sniff then bound ahead then stop again.... easiest then to have a retractable leash :)
 

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Paige
Staff member
#3
I use a retractable leash as well...but be careful with it...I almost severed a tendon in my finger recently when I was holding the leash part and Taj took off after a bird...not a smart move on my part.
 

Ashley

Savannah Super Cat
#4
We haven't yet, but I want to get one. Kovu is still more scared than curious. I cannot wait for it to stop raining so we can take him out more than once a week!
 

Pam Flachs

Savannah Super Cat
#5
And make sure it's a quality retractable leash, even consider one made for dogs. My local dollar store sells retractable leashes for less than $5.00. Let's just say you get what you pay for.

I've heard of the really cheap ones not retracting at a crucial time, with disastrous results....expect to pay around $30 for a good one.
 

melissam87

Savannah Super Cat
#6
And make sure it's a quality retractable leash, even consider one made for dogs. My local dollar store sells retractable leashes for less than $5.00. Let's just say you get what you pay for.

I've heard of the really cheap ones not retracting at a crucial time, with disastrous results....expect to pay around $30 for a good one.
That is fine. Better safe than sorry. Of course that is separate from the harness. I suppose I should get her a tick and flea collar also. If you have any recommendations I'm all ears...

This should be interesting getting her used to wearing collar and harness. Lol
 

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Paige
Staff member
#7
Instead of tick and flea collar, perhaps use something like Revolution...I honestly don't know anyone who uses Flea and tick collars anymore.
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#9
Yes, flea and tick collars are so last century, LOL! Easier to use a liquid spot on product... within a day you won't know it is there...nor will they!
 

melissam87

Savannah Super Cat
#10
I use a retractable leash as well...but be careful with it...I almost severed a tendon in my finger recently when I was holding the leash part and Taj took off after a bird...not a smart move on my part.
Which type of retractable do you have, cord or belt?