Checklist for Cat Travels
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

Feline Travel Checklist

Will your cat accompany your travels? Use this handy checklist to keep your cat comfortable and safe:

Feline Travel Checklist Carrier
Use a durable design with three or four sides of ventilation. The carrier should be large enough to hold a small litter box. Models that secure to your vehicle’s seat add additional safety.
Feline Travel Checklist Litter Box
Disposable litter pans are a great alternative if you cannot bring one of your cat’s normal boxes.
Feline Travel Checklist Halter & Lead
Keep an H-style or Figure-8 harness, connected to a suitable lead, on your cat at all times. A current and legible nametag is also essential.
Feline Travel Checklist Vaccination Records
A current list of your cat’s vaccinations and any medications he may be taking is required in many states. Check your destination state’s rules regarding importing animals.
Feline Travel Checklist Flea & Tick Protection
Use a suitable topical to help prevent parasite infestation while traveling.
Feline Travel Checklist Food & Water
Bring extra food and water. Both travel well in empty and washed food-grade gallon jugs. Keep an extra set of dishes on hand.
Feline Travel Checklist Toys
Occupy your cat’s time in his carrier or at hotels with a few of his favorite toys.
Feline Travel Checklist Nametags
Have new ones made with cell number and destination address. They’re inexpensive.