Our New Easy-On Cat Harness

After the trouble Frankie caused for me during the last couple of cat outings, I decided it was time to put him back on a harness. The harness he had was just too hard to put on a struggling cat so I looked for a harness that was very easy to put on. I found one from a company called Bark Appeal. Judging by the name, I assume it is a dog harness but it also works for cats. This harness has two Velcro strips and putting it on is just a matter of wrapping it around his neck and abdomen.

Bark Appeal cat and dog harness

Frankie seemed perfectly fine wearing it. He made no attempt to get out of it and gave no indication that it might be uncomfortable. I bought the mesh version because I thought it would be cooler and lighter but there were other fabric choices. I also got a size large and it seemed a little loose on him but if he wasn’t so excited about going outside I am sure I could have wrapped it a little tighter.

Rose did not want to partake in our little adventure so I had to leave Puck inside because watching two cats is hard enough if one cat is Frankie and the other Chris. I felt bad but Puck cares less about going outside that the other two boys. The outing was fairly short-lived because Chris disappeared on me and I had to bring Frankie inside so I could look for him. As soon as I got inside I saw him from the window peeking around the corner where I just was with Frankie.

What do you think? Anyone else have a harness that is easy to put on?


20 thoughts on “Our New Easy-On Cat Harness

  1. pilch92

    I purchased a couple harnesses in the clearance bin at Petco and they are not easy to put on. Happy Mother’s Day to Rose.

  2. Summer

    Frankie looked like he enjoyed being on the harness and leash just fine – and lucky him, he got to explore lots more than I get to! She is always worried I am going to chew on a plant or flower that will make me sick. She is paranoid! I do want to mention a harness I just saw the other day that I’ve heard is really good – and it’s step in, so it’s very easy to put on! Here’s the link: http://www.nipandbones.com/northern-lights-cat-harness.html

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I don’t think you can get into too much trouble with your mom right there. That harness looks way easier than the one I had is is probably more secure than the new one but I didn’t want to make Frankie do anything that would cause him to resist.

  3. kittiesblue

    Frankie seems quite content in his harness and it doesn’t seem to hinder his exploration. Maybe Chris needs one as well. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  4. The Swiss Cats

    It looks like Frankie enjoys exploring and doesn’t care too much about the harness. We like the color, but we never wore one. Purrs

  5. catfromhell

    What great looking harnesses. We have 2 but for us, collars have been the best solution. Mes hates having the harness around my tummy and will shred anyone with a harness in their hand!!!
    Glad to see that Chris is still being a wonderful Cat from Hell!

  6. Summerummer

    That does look like an easy harness to get on, and Frankie had a nice time! I’ll willingly wear anything, and so will Binga, so we are pretty cool about harnesses.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      That is good that you and Binga are good with harnesses. Frankie’s harness in very easy but it comes with a price. I can only gently discourage him from going somewhere he shouldn’t. If I try to use the leash to encourage him to go a certain way, he pulls backwards until he slips free.


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