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Do you buy her cat clothes?

Updated on January 18, 2012

Cat Clothes

I can remember as a child trying to dress the cat in dolls clothes and mum coming in the room and telling me to stop, "What was I doing terrifying the poor animal?, who took that opportunity to escape. You can imagine my surprise when I learned that cat clothing is a big market and that you can even have cat clothes made to order, in whichever size and colour suits kitty.

Why cat's might wear clothes.

After a trawl of a number of cat clothing websites I came up with a list of reasons why it might be beneficial for a cat to wear clothing.

  • As the cat is being dressed they enjoy the owners complete attention
  • The closeness of the dressing strengthens the bond between the owner and the cat
  • They can keep cozy in cold weather or if sitting in a draft when the air con is on!

How easy is it to get a cat to wear clothes, the same trawl resulted in

  • Cats can be trained to wear clothes but it is best to start when they are a kitten.
  • It might take cats a little while to get used to the clothes (it might take this owner quite a while to get used to her cats wearing clothes)

Just for fun

Do you think cats should be made to wear clothes?

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I'm off, just heard mum say she's thinking about buying me some clothes!
I'm off, just heard mum say she's thinking about buying me some clothes! | Source

Cat Clothes

It seems that cat clothes are available in all sorts of styles, whether it is a party dress or a bath robe, or even fancy dress-

I am just not sure that I could dress a cat in clothing as it seems plain wrong. My cats are domestic animals, they sleep and eat in the house and sleep and sleep in the garden. Their entertainment is the occasional ill planned assault on a bird or a sortie up the tree. The cat clothing retailers urge you not to put the clothing on outdoor cats or if you do, take them out on a collar and leash! I just think if I had wanted a dog I would have got one!

The only thing I thought might possibly have a use is an incontinence suit for a cat. We all have experienced a cat, who for whatever reason has toilet problems- I think if I had an elderly cat who was enjoying life, apart from the incontinence , I could be encouraged to buy one.

I have included some amazon products for dressy cats, have a look and leave a comment. Am I being too old fashioned or should Tiggy and Bagera be measured, and then adorned in the latest haute cateure (spelling deliberate) Please let me know what you think, all opinions respected!

Zanies Halloween Witch Cat Hats | Cat Clothes
Zanies Halloween Witch Cat Hats | Cat Clothes

Zanies? Witch Cat Hats magically transform cats at the drop of a hat! Bewitching style makes a great Halloween cat costume.

One size fits all.

Witch Hat measures 6"W x 6"H

 
Joybies Navy Blue Piddle Pants(tm) for Small Cat (Measuring 13"-15" Along Back from Collar to Base of Tail)
Joybies Navy Blue Piddle Pants(tm) for Small Cat (Measuring 13"-15" Along Back from Collar to Base of Tail)

Joybies Navy Blue Piddle Pants for Cats with red bow on back strap

Made of stretch fabric and fits male or female cats

Washable

Perfect for helping train the kitten or the spraying cat !

Joybies Pads for Piddlers made to fit into the inner lining for extra hygiene

 
Savvy Tabby Kitty Crusader Costume Med
Savvy Tabby Kitty Crusader Costume Med

Unique Halloween Costumes for Swashbuckling Felines! Lightweight, with comfort features and plenty of detailing. These three-part outfit includes a belted cape, elasticized hat, and sole-free booties. Made of easy-care, lightweight polyester

 

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      CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      Cat Wisdom- Thanks for your visit and its nice to hear from those that do dress up- I tried to get the boys to wear pretty collars but they were having none of that

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      Cat Wisdom 5 years ago

      We dress for occasional fun and pictures, but not for the long term. Our pictures can be seen in this year's Bad Cat calendars.

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      Cat-toure Cat Clothing 5 years ago

      Great article! It's okay to dress your cat in clothes as long as the clothes are stylish and properly fitted =^_^=

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      CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      Joe Macho- Wow, my cat's won't do anything unless it is food related! My mum has taught hers to go to the bathroom before bedtime, but she would be aghast at putting a nighty on!

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      Zach 5 years ago from Colorado

      This article made me chuckle. I've taught my cat to sit, shake and even take a bath, but I don't think that clothes would fly with her. None the less, this is a great hub. Voted up

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      CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      consentino- thankyou for your comment- you are quite right to give such advice

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      consentino 5 years ago from GLENDALE

      I'm not sure I would like a cat in cat clothing. I have seem some dog's in them and they look adorable. You have to be careful, not to leave your pet alone when wearing any outfit.

      www.petsareagift.com

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      CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      Nell Rose- Yes, I can't imagine mine wanting to wear them

      timcgaa70- like you I thought they might be useful in certain situations, but I guess it is easier to train them from kittens

      Reynold Jay- thankyou for your kind comments, at the moment the poll is very much against cats wering clothes, but we shall see.

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      Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I vote to let the cats have some say in this. They are so cute and should say "YES!"

      Welcome to HUB writing. I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. I must give this an “Up ONE and awesome.” I'm now your fan! RJ

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      tlmcgaa70 5 years ago from south dakota, usa

      although my cats would allow me to dress them in clothes...i would never humiliate them by doing so. i have put a shirt and a bandanna and a crochet ruffle collar on my dog long enough to take a cute picture...but she looked so embarrassed i would not dream of making her keep such things on (she didnt mind the bandanna to much). one year we had to shave one of the cats because of mats...it was in the middle of winter, so we thought maybe some pj's would keep her warm until her hair began to grow back. all we could find were for small dogs. so we ordered a pair. when we put them on her she refused to move. just flopped over on her side. flashed her tail in great annoyance. so we took them off and didnt put them on her again. if she got cold she got under some blankets. great hub. voted in your poll and voted up.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, the cat that I used to have would have scratched me to pieces if I had tried to make her wear these! lol each to their own I suppose, as the saying goes! some people do use animals as accessories, look at all the celebs with little dogs! cheers nell

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      CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      moonlake- i think mine would be aghast at the very suggestion of clothes, it will be interesting over time to see what other people think, thanks for stoppin by

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      I have three cats not one of them would let me dress them up. We two that will let us comb them and one we have to take to the groomer and get his hair cut twice a year.

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      CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      Venzkhvam- thankyou for your comment- I too was amazed when I saw cat clothes!

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      VENZKHVAM 5 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

      Dear case worker it is really amazing to know even the cat to has passionate peoples to dress up. good addition in the kitty keep writing

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