This week we got a cat backpack for Victoria. I’ve had a carry case for her since she was a kitten but it’s quite flimsy and difficult to carry any great distance. I always walk when I take her to the vet and so I wanted something more comfortable for both of us. Plus it will be useful when we take her away on trips with us.
We got the Jackson Galaxy from Your Cat Backpack, an American company. It was more expensive than the ones you can buy on Amazon but it’s made in the US and the quality and functionality make it worth the money. Cheap flimsy things on Amazon tend to be a false economy. They’re usually made in China, fall apart pretty quickly, and underperform when they are in use. Anything that involves pets, especially pets with sharp claws, needs to be tough.
Victoria likes the backpack so far. She jumps into it of her own volition.
I have carried her in it around the house and it’s very comfortable for the human.
Daniel also had a go.
You can stick your fingers in the holes and she likes swiping at them but be warned: you could lose a finger playing this game.
The top of the backpack can be left open for the cat to peer out. You can put a harness on them which clips to the backpack preventing them from leaping out while you’re out walking. The only danger is someone may be drawn to pat the cat and lose a couple of fingers in the process.
I’ll let you know how it goes after our first proper walk in the world.