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Old 22-11-2013, 17:32   #31
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Re: Cat Life Jacket

i keep bubba tethered during passages and free on anchor and tethered in marinas. he is good with the leash and doesnt go off boat. he knows leash is safety fro him and doesnt let it tug or stretch tight.
i use a figure 8 harness with the loop for clipping on his tether under chest. he picks the leash up in his teeth and walks his human. goood kitty.
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Old 23-03-2014, 09:56   #32
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I am wondering if anyone makes their cat wear a life jacket while at sea. I just got one for my cat and he keeps falling over. He can't jump very well either. His balance is all messed up. Is this a problem for anyone else? It seems like the jacket could make him fall off the boat.

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Where did you get the life jacket for your cat?
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Old 23-03-2014, 10:17   #33
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Re: Cat Life Jacket

Yep same problem occurred with my cat... he kept falling over with the lifejacket on... evidently their balance sense is very refined!
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Re: Cat Life Jacket

We have a small dog, but were tied up next to some cruisers with a cat recently. We were talking about how we fish our dog out of the drink by grabbing the handle on his life jacket. The cat owner mentioned he didn't have a life jacket, and they were pretty worried about the cat falling in. No sugar scoops etc on their monohull.

I've owned cats in my life. I was wondering if just draping a length of netting into the water from the gunnel or lifelines and letting it trail aft in the current wouldn't let a cat scramble back up on board. At least, at anchor. Anywhere he fell in alongside, he'll be drifting by a trailing section of netting eventually.
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Re: Cat Life Jacket

He'd probably tangle and die in netting. Carpet works well though, hung from the side of the boat or dock better... it gives him a chance anyway. Better a piece of styrofoam with carpet on top of it. Cat's drown regularly in the marinas up here.
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Re: Cat Life Jacket

We got life jackets for our 3 cats, total wast of money. 1 is escape artist and is out in couple of seconds, the other 2 just keel over and fall over. I believe the jacket are more dangerous.
Our old boy fell in water when we first had him on the boat in marina, we found him in the bushes,very dirty (he is white) and unhappy. Now he had respect for the water. We had to do"cat" overboard drill with our 3 "baby" , and she is more careful now.
On the way they are below deck in their cat bed with plenty air from the hatch and regular visits from mom and dad. Safer for them.
We have low back step and I hope if they fall in they will figure it out and remember the drills. We don't let them on the deck when we are gone.
They have collars but don't like harnesses
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