Fashion 101: Want to Be in Style? Carry a Cat!
If you own a cat and have a penchant for fashion, you're in luck! The hottest new accessory is, wait for it... a cat. This means you can finally earn style points when you carry a cat!
It's estimated that 85.8 million cats (versus only 78 million dogs) are owned in the United States. What's more, approximately 35% of households in the United States have a cat. On a global scale, there are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world.
We understand how hard it is to leave your furry friend at home when you're out and about. But with the huge range of stylish cat carriers available today, you can pop to town or travel the world with your feline friend in tow. And you'll look bang on trend in the process.
Read on to learn more!
Meow Is The New Black
Yep. You heard it here first people. Cats are "in."
Forget your Gucci bag, new Range Rover or your latest iPhone, all you need to look fierce in 2017 is a feline friend.
At the end of 2016, cats were trending all over the catwalk (no pun intended) and were popping up here there and everywhere in glossy magazine adverts.
Bruce Weber photographed model Edita Vilkeviciute holding a tiny tabby kitten. Carolina Herrera adverts were full of the cutest kittens around, and even Stella McCartney embraced the cat trend for her pre-fall 2016 collection. Her designs were completely covered in groovy 1970s-style cat prints.
Want further proof? The September 2016 Wall Street Journal dedicated its entire review cover page to a story titled, “Yes, You Can Train Your Cat.”
This is the very same section known for publishing the WSJ's most intriguing and intelligent essays, comment pieces and reviews.
L’Oréal has a new mascara line, appropriately named Voluminous Feline and Broadway has even brought back its mega-hit musical cats.
Cats are taking over, and there's 'meowthing' standing in their way it seems!
Style Accessories For Carrying A Cat
Your feline friend deserves to be comfortable, so we recommend having a couple of different carriers to suit various activities or outfits.
From classically quilted carriers and eye-catching leather designs to lightweight sporty ones or hipster over the shoulder pieces, the options are endless when it comes to choosing how to carry a cat.
Other options include pet slings for those cats who want to stay a little closer to their pets, cat car seats and backpacks.
Or, why not consider a wicker basket for the front of your bike. Make sure you use a safety leash, and you're good to go! These might not be for everyone, but some cats seem to love them.
If you're really looking to go the extra mile to carry a cat and look good while doing it, there's the Sleepypod. It's an everyday pet bed, a stylish carrier, and a safe car seat.
It's airline approved and comes in eight different colors. Perfect for matching your cat carrier to your outfit or home decor.
Cat Carrier: Buying Considerations
You need to ensure you're buying a carrier that not only looks good but fits the size of your furry friend. If they feel too cramped or claustrophobic, you'll never hear the end of it.
The idea is to make them feel safe and happy at all times. Extra space is never an issue, so don't worry about that.
Also, if you have more than one cat and want to carry them together, you'll need to consider this too.
If your cat isn't fully grown yet (9-12 months of age), then you need to factor in that they will get heavier. Make sure your carrier has comfortable straps or handles and that you are physically able to carry a cat using it.
Appearance & Style
As mentioned earlier in this post, cats are in fashion! So what better way to exude style than by having a chic cat carrier.
Whether you want to go for something brightly colored and quirky or classic and timeless, you can't go wrong. There are hundreds of options out there. Do your research, read reviews and consider what style is going to match with your look and lifestyle.
How much you spend on your cat carrier is entirely up to you of course. At the lower end of the market, you can find carriers for around $18, but some do retail for over $1,000. What matters most is that it will stand the test of time.
There's no use buying a cat carrier than breaks easily or becomes worn within a year. Pay a decent amount so that you get a good quality product. But don't be ripped off either.
Easy to Maintain
While a regular bag won't need regular cleaning, a cat bag is a whole different ball game. Ensure you use cleaning products that won't make your cat sick if they lick the material or give them a skin reaction.
Warm water and mild soap work perfectly fine. Ones that can't get wet will be troublesome.
So that's it! You've finished our post all about how to carry a cat and look stylish in the process. We've also shown you the latest 'cat trend' isn't going away anytime soon.
From lovable pets and magazine adverts to clothing designs and high-brow articles, cats are everywhere. And we're certainly not complaining here at Meowtee!
As a final tip! Always make sure that you are considering your cat's preferences when choosing a carrier. Test a few ones if you can to see what makes them feel comfortable.
If you'd like to check out more of our cat articles, click here. And if you have any questions, you know where to ask!