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About Us

Cat Lovers on a Mission

At Cat-in-the-Bag, we’re committed to making travel more comfortable for cats and more convenient for their owners. We also strive to simplify tasks such as vet visits, nail-trimming, medicating, and dental care with our soft cat restraint bag, the Cozy Comfort Carrier.

Our Story

We developed the Cozy Comfort Carrier 25 years ago for our cat, Gremlin, who got sick in his crate and rubbed his nose raw against the bars. Our vet suggested a pillowcase, but Gremlin still resisted being closed in. We needed an alternative. 

Designing a bag that allowed his head to stay out was the solution. It needed to be roomy, secure, and made of sturdier material than a pillowcase, with a shoulder strap for hands-free carrying and a way to attach to a seat-belt. After two years of development our roomy cat restraint bag, the Cozy Comfort Carrier, hit the market in 2000, providing a safe, comfortable, and stress-free travel solution for cats and their parents.

A Ground-Breaking Idea in Cat Care

Cats can be hard to handle when it comes to traveling, nail-trimming, medicating, or teeth-cleaning.

They struggle. They scratch. They kick. They brace. They get loose.

The Cat-in-the-bag Cozy Comfort Carrier, however, is designed to be better than a crate for traveling and is easy to use at home as a cat bag for nail-trimming, medicating, and traveling.

It was developed especially for cats to be secure, but also comfortable.

Two cats in blue and pink cat restraint bag
A cat sleeping in a green cat bag for nail-trimming

No Trauma, No Drama

Many cats have a fear of restraint and will resist being put into a crate, but the heads-free design of our cat restraint bag calms that fear. Quickly slip the adjustable collar over your cat’s head, and he won’t feel the confinement.

He doesn’t feel trapped. The roomy, soft cotton bag gives him plenty of room to stretch, sit up, stand up, lay down, and curl up.

But comfort doesn’t mean we’ve sacrificed security. Fasten the adjustable Velcro collar snugly around your cat’s neck, with room for one finger to slide under it. He’s secured in the cat restraint bag so you can take him outside. You can use this cat bag for nail-trimming and to give medicine without him scratching or running away.

The Revolutionary Design

The Cozy Comfort Carrier is made of tightly woven cotton that resists scratching and snags. The looseness of the bag makes it easy to put it on your cat and allows him unrestricted movement for comfort.

The Velcro collar adjusts to fit any neck size.

A zipper opens the bag across the bottom and up one side.

A strap on the back of the cat restraint bag is also a shoulder strap. There is a seat-belt pass-through under the strap. 

Plus, with our Acci-Don’ts disposable cat carrier liners, you can keep the carrier clean and dry for every journey.

A cat in a fabric carrier secured on the car sea

How To Put Your Cat In The Bag

Open the adjustable neckline and the zipper. Place the cat bag for nail-trimming, medicating, and traveling. in front of you and fold the top side over.

Place the cat on the bag, facing away from you, with one hand cupped firmly around his chest. Slide the collar over his head. It’s important to adjust the collar before zipping the cat into the bag because the collar will keep the cat restraint bag on your cat as you zip.

Adjust the collar by pulling the Velcro strip from inside the neckline. It will adjust to any size. Make sure you can slide one finger under it, but also make sure it is snug enough so your cat can’t slide a paw through it.

Keep one arm or hand around his chest while adjusting the collar until you’re sure it’s snug enough. There is a small sticky tab on the end of the strip. Tuck the excess strip under and fasten it to the collar, forming a break-away loop.

In the car, place your cat on the seat with his face toward the dashboard. Slide your seat-belt and shoulder strap through the seat-belt pass-through on the cat restraint bag, and clip him in.


We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality bags that suit their lifestyle and fashion needs. Our sister brand, Cat-ON-the-Bag, is on a mission to provide stylish, well-made purses and totes that are not only cute, fun, and stylish but also versatile and affordable.

Woman holding a cat face-shaped crossbody bag
A cat-inspired tote bag containing groceries

Fashion-forward, Cat-Inspired Bags

When we were offered the opportunity to expand our product line with purses and totes from the same manufacturer who produces our cat bag for nail-trimming, medicating, and traveling, we jumped at the chance! With their commitment to quality, we knew we could create a line of uniquely designed, trendy totes, handbags, and purses with cats for feline lovers everywhere. Take a look at the exclusive Cat-ON-the-Bag collection, today.

The Purrfect Solutions for Cats and Cat Enthusiasts

For comfy cat restraint bags and chic purses, Cat-in-the-Bag is your one-stop shop. Upgrade your cat’s travel experience and your fashion accessory collection, right meow!

Sizing Chart

Extra Small Size is for cats under 5 lbs.

Small Size is for most cats under 10 lbs.

Large is for most cats 10 lbs. or more.

Extra-Large is a specialty size for very large cats, typically big-breed males. These cats may start around 20 pounds and range up to 40 pounds or more, with a torso length of at least 18 inches from base-of-neck to base-of-tail. If your cat does not meet the size criteria  for XL, you should order large instead.