Many people travel with their pets each year, and as they prove time and again, it isn’t an impossible thing to do. For cats, it may take a little bit more work than usual, since cats are known to love being in the place where they’re most comfortable: at home. However if you ever need to or have been itching to take your cat on a trip, we’ve complied a good list of tips for you to take into consideration before you head on out. Here are the top 20 cat safety travel tips that you’ll find most useful for your upcoming plans.
Talk with your vet and obtain a health certificate.
If you plan to fly or drive with your cat for travel, regardless of the distance, make sure you let your veterinarian know ahead of time. The vet will let you know if your cat is cleared for travel to begin with. There are many situations when a cat may be unsuitable for any type of travel whatsoever. Cats that are too old may not be suitable for long distance travel. Cats that have illnesses may not manage travel either. Talking to your vet will give you an idea of what type of travel you can do with your pet. In addition, your vet will give you tips as well that’s specific to your cat regarding travel. Get the appropriate vaccinations need to protect your pet from contracting diseases, and make sure to obtain a health certificate identifying proper vaccinations for your pet. You’ll find that you might need these depending on what airline you use and where your destination will be.