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- Hiking, kayaking, and urban exploration are just a few of the adventures to introduce your cat to.
- We spoke to adventure cat parents about the essential gear they recommend for feline explorers.
- The right harness, leash, backpack, and life vest can keep your adventure cat safe and comfortable.
Lately, a new breed of pet parent is leading the charge to introduce formerly homebound cats to the wide world of adventure. Every cat explorer is a little different. Some love to hike, backpack, and kayak in the wilderness while others prefer walks around the neighborhood, visiting local parks, and taking road trips. No matter how they experience the world beyond their front door, the stimulation and exercise these cats get out of their adventures is invaluable.
To come up with our list of essential adventure cat gear, we consulted seven courageous kitty parents across North America. They guided us through the products they and their adventure cats love – from harnesses and leashes to adventure packs and life jackets – and gave us tips on how to keep cats safe, warm, and hydrated while outdoors.