Coastal Pet Products CCP7348PKF Nylon Right Adjustable Figure 8 Cat Harness Pink Flamingo -- Want additional info? Click on the image.
There are only two types of harnesses that I´m familiar with - thefigure 8 harness (continuous loop of webbing, one fastener betweenthe shoulder blades) and the regular kind (belly strap and collarseparately adjusted and buckled joined by a strap along the spine).The figure 8 is not recommended as often because it can pull tootightly at the neck where the lead clips on and the cat may be ableto wiggle out of it more easily. The other kind of harness fastensseparately around the neck and further down the chest and tends tobe more secure and comfortable.
I like the figure-8 harnesses because when the cat tugs (as nearly all will), the design tightens so they can’t wriggle out and escape. These often come already attached to a leash. The smallest size H-harnesses made for Toy-size dogs may also work. The jacket-style harnesses also work well for cats, particularly for big kitties. These fasten with Velcro and are adjustable for the best comfort fit.
This listing is for our figure 8 cat harness in "Sublime Splash"
This listing is for our figure 8 cat harness in "Wisteria"
To begin, you will want to purchase a cat-safe harness. There are many brands and prices of cat harnesses out there. The two most important factors when buying one is the size and the security. If your cat’s safety and comfort is top priority to you, price should not matter. The best harness on the market for cats is the Kitty Holster cat harness. They are priced at $24.95 and up depending on the color you choose. They can be purchased at . If you simply can’t afford that or do not want to invest that much money in the beginning of training, the standard figure 8 cat harness will do fine. There are a few different options in closures; the buckle, the snap-clips, and Velcro. They also come in different thicknesses and patterns, and can be found at most pet stores for under $10. You will also want to purchase a lead to go with the harness. Do not use anything heavy and nothing too cheap. Most cat leads are around 4 feet long. You can also purchase a retractable lead that has extended lengths of up to 30 feet, but this is not a good idea if your cat is just learning how to walk on a leash.All work well on cats, so it's often a matter of personal choice and which style is the easiest for you to put on your pet. The figure-8 harness may be a bit safer for your cat since it will gently tighten on her body if she tries to pull away from you, which is important if you plan to use the harness to walk your cat. Some cat owners report that the figure-8 harness is a bit more difficult to use than the figure-H orV-style harnesses, so try each one out on your cat while you're at the pet supply store.Place the smaller front loop of a figure 8 or H type harness around your cat's neck. The front loop is not adjustable on the figure 8 harness. Lift your cat's left front leg and insert it into the opening in the harness's stomach strap just below that leg. Pull the stomach strap's loose end behind the right front leg and insert the two pointed ends of a snap clip into the square closure. Adjust harness buckles so the areas touch your cat's neck and stomach without binding.We make the figure 8 harnesses for the cats out of kennel leads. its really nice if you can get these cippy things (I dont know what you call them!) You know the kind that are on leashes that clip to the collar that have two hooked together (or you could just get one and a carribeaner type thing) so you can just clip it to the end of the lead and then to your table. I think they work great!