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Traveling with Your Cat


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Traveling with Your Cat

If you plan on taking your cat along on vacation, a weekend get-away, or other travels, here are a few things to remember:

  • Bring food and water from home. The last thing you want is digestive problems when you are on the road. You may bring your cat's regular dishes, or try a convenient travel bowl.
  • Call ahead. Many places (including campgrounds) do not allow pets. Make sure it's OK to bring your pet before you leave. There are several books on the market which contain a state-by-state listing of hotels, motels, and inns that welcome pets.
  • Make sure your cat's nametag is up-to-date and readable.
  • Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to update your cat's vaccinations and obtain a health certificate for travel, if needed.
  • Do not forget your cat's favorite toys.
  • Pack a first aid kit for your cat. It is always a good idea to have one handy, just in case.
  • Provide plenty of exercise before you leave.
  • Stop often on long trips to allow cats to get exercise outside of their crates, and to relieve themselves.
  • Travel on an empty stomach. Car sickness is more likely if your cat has a full stomach. If the trip is long, feed a smaller amount than normal at least two hours before you leave.
  • Restrain your pet during travel in either a soft carrier or plastic crate. It is the safest way to travel for both you and your cat.
  • NEVER LEAVE YOUR CAT IN A HOT CAR even if you park in the shade. Pets are unable to control body temperature as efficiently as humans and just a few minutes in a hot car could cause irreversible damage or death.

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