Unlike dogs that can easily adapt to traveling, cats do not usually find traveling an exciting experience. As such, according to Manny from Physique Personal Training says that coming with your cat on a trip may not be as fun as expected, especially if you do not know the best practices for traveling with cats. The following are guidelines for traveling with cats that you should keep in mind when planning an adventure.
Make Sure the Cat is in Good Health
The health of your cat should be a priority considering you will be visiting new environments. Checking the essential vaccinations is important before the trip to make sure that the cat is in proper state of health to travel. The vet will advise you on further measures to keep the cat in good health throughout the trip.
When traveling with your cat, you should be keen on keeping it restrained at all times when in public places like on the flight, in car, bus, train or boat. Crates and carriers are the most suitable for handling cats while on transit. It is also important to get an ID tag for the cat bearing your names and contact information. Some airlines have also not been good at transporting pets so; do your research before booking a flight.
Do Not Leave Your Cat in the Car
The crate or carrier provides adequate restraint for the cat and when you combine that with the hot temperatures in the car, you might come back only to find your kitty dead. Even if it seems cool inside the car, always take short breaks together with the cat whenever you are out. It will help your cat to stretch and avoid unnecessary accidents.
Even with proper travel plans, coming with a cat on a trip might still not be a bed of roses. Just accept that things could go wrong and focus on getting the most out of the trip.