Kitty : “To Travel or Not”

April 5, 2018

Kitty : “To Travel or Not”

Cats - they are described as cute, adorable, lovable kind of pet. Living with them makes your stress go away. They are our stress relievers aside from dogs, they can make you fell in love with them even more. They are already part of our lives, they love to cuddle with us, play with us and even lying next to us. They are emotional also, we can’t see or hear them they are sad when we go to work and leave them around the house.

They are just like dogs also, they are also excited to see us when we go home from work or travel.. Wait, did I just say travel? Isn’t is lovely that we should bring them during long holiday travel?

Before we jump out of our house and bring kitty to holidays, we should see to it that we know what to do and what to bring. There are some ideas and things to remember that we must keep in mind, after all, kitty is with us celebrating holidays. Most people do not appreciate the thought of bringing their cats with them on a vacation or on a road trip.

There are a few fearless felines that are not finicky about traveling, but for many cats, traveling and leaving their familiar surroundings, since cats are territorial it can be sheer terror. However, it is possible to travel with a cat without a huge amount of problems. The key is to prepare ahead of time by acclimating your cat to travel gradually and preparing supplies well before the departure date.

As much as we love them, cats generally don't make the best travel companions. Your dog may happily bound into the back seat of your SUV and slobber in delight while his ears flap in the breeze, but your cat is more likely to dig her claws into the back of your neck and meow in terror the entire ride.

Despite the potential travel tribulations, many cat owners can't bear the thought of leaving their feline friend in a kennel while they go on vacation. If you're determined to take your cat along wherever you go, you can make the journey easier on both of you by assembling a few very important accessories before you leave.

Planning Ahead

Preparation is key to traveling long distances with a cat. You can't simply stick the animal quickly in a pet carrier the way you might if you were driving across town. A skittish feline on a long car or airplane ride can make your travels more stressful during and after arrival. The ASPCA recommends sticking to your cat's routine while traveling — from feeding schedules to bathroom breaks or playtime.

If you know you will be staying overnight somewhere, be sure to have reservations at an establishment that welcomes pets. A handy list of "Pet Friendly" motels or hotels can be found if you do a little searching.

Don’t even think about it if you hope to hide your cat in your room or think you will launch a successful appeal to the motel owner’s sense of sympathy if you show up with an 25-pound feline companion.

  1. Prepare them for travel:

  1. Ask the vet for advise and some medication in motion sickness:

  1. Rescue Remedy-for fear and stress of traveling or a fear of new places:

  1. Have prescription of tranquilizers as a last resort:

  1. Few days before your trip - Try to sedate (if hyperactive):

  1. Put a towel or blanket in your cat's bed: a few days before the trip:

  1. Prepare the cage / carrier ahead:

  1. Spray the inside of the carrier and car with pheromone 20 minutes before you're ready to go:

Taking Him To A Trip

  1. Let them eat before taking off:

  1. Open the door cage / carrier:

  1. Cat in the carrier with Harness on:

  1. Let them stretch:

  1. Have the room sprayed with pheromone when in the room.

Just a Little Reminder

Cats need to scratch; not only is it instinctual, but it also allows them to get a good stretch and use muscles they wouldn't normally use.

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