Take a Walk Outside
Taking your cat on walk in a stroller can be a fun way to expose her to the sights, sounds and smells of the great outdoors. But before you enlist her to be your morning walking buddy, you’ll need to do a bit of preparation.
“Some cats are social butterflies [but] some may be too timid or scared. Know your cat’s limitations and personality. You want it to be positive and enriching, not stressful,” Johnson-Bennett says.
Choose a stroller that has the proper weight and space capacity for your cat and make sure your cat is wearing a collar with proper identification tags and that they’ve been micro chipped.
“Even if the stroller is safe and escape free, cats can be like Houdini,” Johnson-Bennett says. “Inspect it before and after every trip to make sure there are no tears you weren’t aware of the last time.”
Many strollers are screened on all sides so your cat has a protected view of the action, but if she gets spooked, Johnson says it’s a good idea to bring a towel along to cover her up.
Once you’ve chosen the right stroller, Johnson recommends getting your cat comfortable with it slowly, giving her treats in the stroller in your home, then moving on to taking small trips around the yard then around the block.