How to Travel with Your Cat


Planning a spring break getaway?  If you plan on bringing your feline friend along for the ride, here are a few tips to help you travel safely and comfortably.

How to Travel Safely:

By Car:
Keep your cat in a carrier.  It probably isn’t surprising that cats aren’t comfortable traveling in cars.  Since cats like confined places like a carrier, they will actually feel safer and more comfortable.  Your driving safety also won’t be impaired, and you’ll be able to drive comfortably knowing that your cat is safe and secure.  For added safety, use a seat belt to secure your carrier so that it doesn’t bounce around and hurt your pet.  

If you’re planning a long road trip, be sure to plan plenty of rest stops so that your cat has room to exercise and go to the bathroom.  Before you let your pet out, be sure that your cat has a collar, id tag, and leash.  

Never leave your pet alone in the car!  Even in the spring, cars can reach up to 116 degrees in just an hour.  The temperatures are even more drastic in the summer.  This is a year-round hazard.

By Plane:
If you plan on flying with your pet, you’ll need to check with the airline to find out if your pet can travel in the cabin with you.  Most airlines will allow you to take your cat in the cabin for an additional fee.  Make sure that your pet has ID and a leash, so that you can keep your pet safe and secure while the carrier is being checked by security.  You can also request special screenings that won’t require you to take your cat out of the carrier.

If you can’t travel with your pet, we offer feline-only boarding services.  This ensures that your cat has a safe and enjoyable experience while you are away. You can relax and rest assured that your feline family member is in safe hands.  Contact one of our offices directly to learn more about our boarding services.

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