How to Travel with A Cat (Plus Adorable Kitty Pics)
Be Up to Date on Your Immunizations
According to the experts over at pet sitting site DogVacay, it's important to ask the airline if it has any immunization requirements. You will likely have to show the records before you board the flight
Be Smart About Feeding
"It is very easy for your cat to become sick during travel," said the experts from Camp Bow Wow. "Providing time for food to digest lessens the chances of your pet becoming ill."
Familiarize Your Pet with its Crate or Carrier
"Pets like familiarity," added the Camp Bow Wow expert. "If you plan on keeping your pet inside a carrier or crate while traveling, make purchases at least a month before travel to allow your pet ample time to get comfortable with the new environment. Place him or her in the carrier and provide treats. Gradually lengthen the time your pet is in the crate or carrier until your pet seems at ease in its new space."
Don't Give Your Pet Any Medications Before a Flight
It may be tempting to make your kitty a little drowsy for a long trip, but it's not the best idea on a plane. The changes in altitude can cause respiratory and cardiovascular problems
Book a Non-Stop Flight
Traveling can be stressful for your cat, revealed the experts at DogVacay. To minimize the anxiety, it's best to reduce the number of transfers and handlers.