Kitty Holster Cat Harness, the Original Walking Vest, as seen on CBS Sunday Morning, and featured in The New York Times!
The award-winning, made-in-the-USA Kitty Holster® cat harness, the difficult-to-escape-from harness used and recommended by Jackson Galaxy on Animal Planet’s “My Cat from Hell,” includes a free training pamphlet to educate your customer and minimize the chance of their pet escaping, and provides them with a well-made harness that keeps their cat safe and sound at a reasonable price.
The patented Kitty Holster cat harness is better for both you and your cat. Compared to other cat harnesses, the Kitty Holster:
- is ultra-lightweight and easier for your cat to wear
- is made of 100% breathable cotton to keep your cat comfortable
- has an undyed cotton lining that is gentle on your cat's delicate hair and inhibits irritation to cats who may have delicate skin or skin allergies
- is easier for you -- and less stressful to your cat -- to put on and take off of your cat
- has no nylon, thin straps or plastic clips that can cause uncomfortable pressure points and skin abrasion
- has no harsh webbing to break or abrade your cat's hair
- comes in a variety of attractive patterns and colors (selection changes seasonally)
- is durable
- is machine washable
- made in the USA
XS: Chest Girth of 10–14" and Neck 5–9"
S/M: Chest Girth of 13–17" and Neck 9–12"
M/L: Chest Girth of 16–20" and Neck 10–13"
XL: Chest Girth of 19–23" and Neck 11–15"
Most cats in the United States are indoor cats and do not get enough exercise. Many folks would love to take their kitty for a walk, but cats in general are very reluctant to wear harnesses or are little Houdinis at getting out of them. The patented design of the Kitty Holster cat harness addresses both of these issues by providing cats with an ultra-
comfortable, lightweight and secure “clothing-like” harness that the majority of cats readily accept wearing.
While the process of putting on and taking off other cat harnesses can be very stressful for your cat and frustrating for you, putting a Kitty Holster on your cat is a simple -- and much more enjoyable -- experience for both of you. You simply drape our soft cat harness over the back of your cat and reach beneath chin and belly to secure the Velcro closures. While a good-fitting Kitty Holster cat harness is very difficult for the cat to remove, it is exceedingly easy for you to take off of your cat. The closures – one at the collar the other at the abdomen -- open in opposite directions so you simply have to grasp one with the right hand and the other with the left and pull firmly to open the harness.
Really love the design of the holster and the instructions were thorough and spot-on. The S/M sized harness was too roomy for our 12-week kitty so I took it in along the spine with a running basting stitch that we could remove when she gets bigger.
The two velcro stays are very effective and easy to get on. However, when our cat is being released, she panics at the sound of it ripping apart. She never waits for the second velcro, but slips though the harness, Houdini-style, to freedom.
Use on daily basis
I found out about this harness on a site called tripawds. My Simon had to have his front leg amputated after I rescued him from the mean streets. This harness is lightweight and the only one I could possibly see working for a three legged cat since there aren't holes to thread the legs through. It snuggly fits around his body using velcro. As soon as he's ready to walk around with it on it's gonna be great haha!
This is the second holster/harness that I have purchased and can't imagine switching to another. I only had to purchase a second because my NFC grew so quickly from 4.5lbs at 4 months to 12.4 at almost 11 months. Still not a year old so there may be a third in the future... Most important factor to me was security and I wanted him to be comfortable and feel secure. He seemed to feel both from the first time I put one on him at 4 months of age. There wasn't any resistance and he learned to walk in it fairly quickly. The velcro is very strong and a bit loud when pulling apart so I can imagine it would be starling to some cats. .Acclimation should help with that. Galveston is a very chill cat and little bothers him. Our only suggestion is that it be available in more colors than just black. G-man said he'd rather run free but if he has to be in a harness- this is the One! Thank you!
The extremely strong Velcro makes it possible to get on a reluctant kitty. They are getting more comfortable in earing these harnesses. Much more secure than a traditional kitty/dog harness.