There’s nothing quite like being out on the water with your cat! It can be relaxing and calming, and it gives you and your cat a whole new world to explore. It’s not something you should rush into though! There is some training and special gear involved.
In this episode of the KittyCatGO Adventure Podcast, I chat with Gabrielle Vachon all about kayaking with cats. She shares valuable tips and advice for anyone wanting to try water sports with their cat, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro.
Overview of the Episode:
- How Gabrielle and Munchkin got started kayaking
- Training steps for kayaking with your cat
- Using clicker training
- Canoeing and SUPing
- What to do for shade
- Using sunscreen for cats
- Desensitizing your cat to water
- Keeping your cat cool
- Finding a life jacket for cats
- Other gear needed for kayaking with your cat
- Treats used for training and adventures
- Tips for someone wanting to try kayaking with their cat for the first time
Resources & Gear:
Blog Post: How to Go Kayaking with Your Cat
My favorite life jacket for cats: Kurgo Surf N Turf (XS size)
Blog Post: 21 Items to Include in a Cat First Aid Kit
Where to Find Gabrielle:
YouTube: The Feline Adventurer
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About the Author
Emily Hall, ABCCT is a certified cat trainer and cat adventure enthusiast. As a “mom” to seven cats, one dog, and two sugar gliders, she has been writing in the pet industry for 10 years, with a focus on traveling and adventuring with cats. Emily and her husband enjoy hiking, road-tripping, camping, and canoeing with their three cat adventurers. Read more about her here.