That dapper cat is wearing a walking jacket made from soft, lightweight material. And that jacket is hooked to a tether.
Regardless of what method you choose, it doesn't mean much without one crucial ingredient: you.
Edwards says pets should never be left alone on balconies. They're very easily distracted. And when something catches their fancy, they tend to go for it.
"We've seen cats jump off balconies trying to catch a butterfly or a bird or whatever passing by," she says. And if that leash has a little too much give, a cat could find himself dangling. Alone.
Another reason to keep an eye on your cat? The weather up there.