How to safely travel with cats
There are some times when you can’t avoid going on a trip with your pets. While it may not always be the most ideal situation, sometimes it just has to be done. There are ways to safely travel with pets in the car though, and we’re all for taking all of the necessary precautions in learning how to safely travel with cats.
Luckily, cats are one of the easiest pets to travel with because they often don’t need a whole lot of attention or preparation in terms of traveling. When thinking about how to safely travel with cats in the car, preparation is key, though.
One of the best and easiest ways to keep your feline friend safe across both town or long distances is by keeping them in a pet carrier. Even though it may not be as comfortable as sprawling about on a big cushy seat, your cat will be much more safe should a collision or any other type of incident occur.
It is also important to make sure you let your cat use the bathroom before traveling. Just like any other living animal, cats need to use the facilities and it’s just as uncomfortable for them to have to hold it for long distances as it is for you. To avoid the preventable accident, allow your cat to use the bathroom before leaving.
Also make sure to keep to your usual feeding routine and feed the cat before you go. It has been said you should wait at least an hour or so after feeding your cat to travel anywhere, but you can take that advice as you please.
When looking for a proper cat carrier, make sure to purchase one that is well-ventilated and is large enough for your cat to get up and stretch if he or she needs to. If you can avoid it, don’t let your cat out of the carrier until you’ve reached your final destination. Also make sure the carrier is secured in your vehicle so it will not move when you come to a stop or slam on the brakes if needed.
Finally, of course, do NOT leave your cat in a hot car. This can be deadly and we would hate for your travels to end in such a heartbreak.
Do you have any advice for how to travel safely with cats? We’d love to hear your tips!