Harnesses are essential for cat parents who want to spend supervised time outdoors with their typically indoor pets, which also happens to be a great way to help reduce boredom-induced behavior issues. When going on outdoor adventures, or just taking a trip to the vet, you’ll want one of the best cat harnesses to keep your furry pal safe and happy.
When deciding on the right harness, there are two main types to choose from:
Walking vests provide more coverage and more even pressure distribution so they’re a good choice for cats who can easily slip out of a lead and are typically more comfortable. However, not all of them let you adjust the torso and/or neck, so it’s a little more difficult to customize the fit. For warm climates, look for these in breathable fabrics like mesh. These often need to have a leash purchased separately, so I’ve included a sturdy nylon one as well.