Cat: can I take him for a walk?
More and more people decide to take their cat for a walk on a leash, just like a dog.
The number of people walking their cats on a leash is growing. In the end, is it right to take him for a walk? It depends on what is meant by this term. First of all, we need to understand the real needs of felines. Can a cat choose who or how to be? Basically, what cats choose is to occupy a territory permanently. Their outings are not disengaged entertainment, but they have a land control and management project. Obviously, this comes after food, the most important resource.
There are cats who get used to being taken for a walk with a carrier or a leash, but it doesn’t conform to their natural inclination. Plus, experts say cats like to feel free to self-regulate to follow their humans spontaneously. Even if accompanied by dogs, on walks around the house. It is therefore normal to queue up with the family group, walking along the roadside. They stop and wait or come back after a while. This is the healthy way to take your cat for a walk. The cat accompanies us , in truth, in total freedom, doing what he wants.
The options for caring for your cat are many and varied. It is always better to know its environmental requirements and its natural needs . Do not get a cat, given the incompatibility between the environment and the animal’s needs (in the case of a very busy city). Or move house and move to an area more suitable for a cat. Or even better, dedicate yourself to quality activities for a cat’s life, tailored to its real needs.