The Tre Ponti Liberta harness is an ideal cat harness.
Of course, it remains equally important to train your cat from an early age and to learn it slowly because every cat prefers to roam freely. But if they can not roam freely, and they get used to it from an early age, many cats find it nice to explore on a leash in the garden or park.
Unlike a traditional cat harness, the Liberta model gives a freer feeling. This because it is not around the neck and they have nothing between the front legs. Also this lightweight harness is easier to put on and take off. It does not hold fur, so it is therefore not only easy to keep clean but the fur of the cat does not felted under the harness.
Cats are Houdinis, so it is very important that the harness fits properly. Since cats have no collarbone they can make themselves very narrow if they want to escape. Traditional cat harnesses must therefor be very tight to prevent escape, but that is not necessary with the Tre Ponti Liberta model. The Liberta will automaticaly get smaller when the cat makes itself thinner, but will get comfortable again when the cat relaxes.
The leash / the line is easy to attach to the ring at the end of the Liberta strap.
Important is that the Liberta harness has a decent opening as it is comfortably on the standing cat. Only then it will be smaller/thighter when the cat makes itself thinner to escape. The photos show clearly how it should fit.
Choosing the size of the LIBERTA for CATS:
Often cats but a smaller size than their weight suggests. This is because they usually have a smaller chest than the average dog of the same weight, and because the opening at the top must be significantly larger than for dogs. That opening is important because cats are Houdinis because they can make themselves very slim if they want to escape from their harness (as previously described)
So for cats the chest size is the most determining factor for the size choice
Do you doubt the right size?
Below is additional information on the corresponding chest size.
The chest size is the most important factor to choose the best size:
1 - up to 3 kg -> 31cm – 34 cm
1,5 - up to 4 kg -> 34cm – 38 cm
2 - up to 5 kg -> 39cm – 42 cm
2,5 - up to 6 kg -> 44cm – 48 cm
3 - up to 7 kg -> >48cm
Each cat has a unique build, but the combination of weight and chest size give a good indication to choose the size. Because of the width of the chest at the front the size can deflect, but that can only be determined by fitting.
The chest size is the most determining factor for the size choice. Because most cats have a size smaller than the weight suggests. It is important that the harness can still contract sufficiently when the cat pulls on the leash, because cats can become very slim when they want to escape the harness.
When in doubt, do not hesitate to send us your cat's weight and chest circumference in cm. We will then assist you as best as possible in choosing the right size.
IMPORTANT: always measure the chest circumference while the cat is on 4 legs (not when lying down or sitting). Measure the chest circumference as it is, so not 'loosely' and not tightening, but as a tailor would measure you.
When Liberta harness is too small for your cat?
The Liberta harness is too small if it falls into the armpits.
When Liberta harness is too big for your cat?
The Liberta harness is too big if it has less than 4 cm opening when the cat stands on its feet. Note that, the larger the cat the opening will need to be proportionaly bigger. This is because the difference between the chest size of the relaxed cat and the chest size of the 'made narrow to escape' state is also bigger.
TIPS / Notes:
- Never take the Tre Ponti Fibbia model for cats. The closure is not adjustable, so does not adapt if the cat is trying to escape.
- NEVER let a cat walk with a harness without your guidance.
- Never expect of a cat that she walks on a leash (like a dog) in a busy area. With few exceptions, cats may (will) stress or panic, which not only traumatic and dangerous for your cat, but also dangerous for you (in her panic she can seriously injure you).
- Of course, it remains equally important to train your cat from an early age and to learn it slowly because every cat prefers to roam freely. But if they can not roam freely, and they get used to it from an early age, many cats find it nice to explore on a leash in the garden or park.
©Milaya – PurrFect Design – Karin Weuts
Tom Posted on 30 April 2020 at 14:08
wat een duidelijke uitleg! Dank u PurrFect Design
D. Klein de Groot-Troostwijk Posted on 5 October 2019 at 10:15
Het tuigje gaat heel gemakkelijk aan en bevalt erg goed.
Severine Posted on 15 March 2017 at 18:26
Merci voor de uitleg. Onze kat is blij met haar tuigje, ze kan nu samen met ons in de tuin. Het klopte inderdaad dat de borstomtrek een betere manier was om de maat te kiezen.
Samantha Posted on 27 September 2016 at 17:33
Erg dank voor de duidelijke toelichting! Het tuigje past perfect.
mw. Wit Posted on 24 August 2016 at 20:52
In april heb ik bij u een Tre Ponti Liberta tuigje gekocht voor mijn Siamees. Zij is hierover zeer tevreden. De maat (1,5) is inderdaad goed (nogmaals dank voor uw hulp). Ze is mee geweest op vakantie en heeft daar elke dag aan een lange lijn in de tuin gelopen, gelegen en op vogeltjes gejaagd. Tot nu toe had ze altijd andere tuigjes, maar of ze nu van leer waren of niet, na een paar dagen kreeg ze ontstellende jeuk op de plek waar het tuigje om haar lijfje sloot en plukte ze zich daar kaal. Van haar Tre Ponti heeft ze helemaal geen last gehad.
Thomas Posted on 21 July 2016 at 10:07
Dit is het eerste tuigje waar onze kat niet uit kan. Dank ook voor de hulp bij de keuze van de maat.
Francine Posted on 5 July 2016 at 22:43
Leuk dat jullie het zo goed uitleggen!
Martha Posted on 27 July 2015 at 18:42
Onze kat Miles kan nu veilig mee wandelen in het bos! Beste tuigje ooit!