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Old 03-09-2009, 11:57 PM
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In my search to find just the right pink harness small enough for Abbie I found this out! I am not sure if it is the same in the US as it is here in Canada but I was told today that cat harnesses should not be used on puppies or small dogs. The reason why is they have a special break away clasp should it get tangled etc.. I just thought I would mention this as I would hate to hear of anyone losing their baby because of it!!! Sorry if this was mentioned in a past thread!! Susan
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:19 AM
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That is a great point. it would be terrible if someone's baby was able to get away from them and run into a dangerous situation because their collar let them loose.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:21 AM
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I was actually shocked when I heard it. If I was to put a cat harness on my cat I would like to think she would be safe!!!
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:11 AM
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well, but it is safe for a cat. Cats go into tiny little bitty places. If their collar was go get caught on something and they couldnt get loose you might never find them. they could strangle or starve to death. however, if they have a breakaway collar on they can get out, or go on through without tragic consequences. after all, we dont put collars on cats for containment. collars on cats are for ID purposes only. And pet ID's are no guarantee anyway. Just like door locks, ID tags only keep honest people honest. They are not a sure thing.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:23 AM
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I understand that about a collar but I was told this about a harness. Susan
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:31 AM
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Thanks for mentioning that. I was just about to start looking at cat harnesses because every time we go to the store they are out of any dog harnesses that would fit Venus. I'll just keep using her old one til I can find a new one made for dogs.
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Yw!! Venus is a little cutie!! There are ones out there made by lil pals they are called and also there is one called the buddy harness..Well at least we can get them here. I am trying to find a baby pink one and having no luck!! Good luck!! Susan
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:02 AM
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well, you wouldnt want one caught by a harness and unable to get away either, would you? I mean, cant get away is the same for them either way. i dont know about your cat, but neither of mine would put up with a leash anyway. I love my life too much to try them on a leash..lol
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