Wild (and Sometimes Crazy) Wednesday – Cats With Wheels

Does your cat like riding in cars? Have you introduced him to a stroller? Do your kids take the family cat for a ride in their wagon or in the basket on their bicycle? While most cats won’t tolerate even a car ride, others relish the idea and try to catch a ride every chance they get. There are cats who ride around on those automatic vacuum cleaners as they roam through the house seeking out dirt.

There are strollers made for pets now and some cats enjoy getting out for a walk with their humans. I know people with therapy cats who have trained them to ride in a stroller—in fact they seem to enjoy it.

If your cat is a homebody by choice and you’d like to do some adventuring with him, maybe you can re-train him. There are numbers of tutorials for training your cat to enjoy car rides. Here’s a site with some good information and tips. https://www.wikihow.com/Travel-Train-Your-Cat

But is a car ride really safe for a cat? Not if you allow him to roam loose while you’re driving. He could wander down near the brake pedal or leap into your line of vision while you’re driving and cause an accident. If you have to brake quickly or run into something, a loose cat could be hurt. It’s smart to restrain your cat in the car–put him in a carrier and seatbelt it in. There are special carriers now for cats. Here are some ideas for keeping your cat safe during a car ride. https://blog.gopetfriendly.com/traveling-cats-keeping-them-safe-in-the-car/ Here’s one that shows you how to secure the carrier in the car: https://www.wikihow.com/Keep-a-Cat-Safe-in-the-Car


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