These 8 Cat Backpacks Put a New Twist On Travel
When you needed to take your cat from Point A to Point B—whether to the vet, to visit family, or to the pet sitter—your options used to be limited to a standard travel pet kennel. Nowadays, there are more exciting ways to take your cat out of the house (even if it's just to and from your parked car). While seeing cat harnesses and cat strollers walking down the street may be more common now, cat backpacks are still a new way to take your cat along for the ride.
Cat backpacks generally look like a cross between a cat carrier, a knapsack just like the one you toted books with in middle school, and sometimes, a space suit built for astronauts. There's a compartment with padded straps that evenly distribute weight for a comfortable carry, mesh panels for breathability, and a window so your kitty can look out on their surroundings. While you might immediately have visions of bringing your cat on long hikes through the woods, these carriers are intended for shorter jaunts that wouldn't necessitate a litter box break.
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There are some essential features to look out for in a cat backpack to make sure both you and your kitty have an enjoyable time. For starters, the compartment needs to be designed with some privacy so your cat feels secure and not 100 percent on display (which would make anyone anxious, let alone your cat). There has to be adequate ventilation and enough room that your cat doesn't feel stuck. These options tick all those boxes, so find the best carrier that fits your kitty's needs, and tag us on Intagram @DailyPawsMag in your adventures!