We wanted to share with you some of the tips we have used to get Nala comfortable at the beach.
🔹 Don’t be afraid to observe from afar at first
🔹 Choose a secluded beach away from people
🔹 Choose a beach with lots of natural shade
🔹 Avoid windy days
(We notice Nala is not a fan of the wind in general and that’s especially right at the beach after all she is so low she must get whipped by the sand)
🔹 Try going at low tides first so that the noise of the waves is not so strong and scary
(This really did help Nala get used to all the other elements of the beach)
🔹 Try going to the beach at the time your cat like to explore
(For us it’s sunset time, which works great as it’s not too hot)
🔹 Bring your cat backpack
(We don’t do it anymore since Nala is now so confident and the bus is never too far but we use to at first)
🔹 Avoid the hottest time of the day (Obviously)
🔹 If you have the opportunity to stay overnight on the beachfront that should work wonder for your cat’s confidence as you would then be able to have short, but yet frequent visits to the beach
(We believe this was key for Nala to become so confident at the beach & near water)
* All be prepared & carry water, food, poo bag, pet sunscreen or shade etc …
* Never force your cat to stay or do anything your cats doesn’t wanna do
💭 Have you ever took your cat to the beach?
Have you tried any of these tips?
Do you have any other tips yourself ?