10 Tips For Cat Transportating

Cat transporting tips

Sometimes, we have to get our pet cat from A to B. A car trip can be stressful for both you and your cat. Here are ten tips for a smooth ride with your feline friend.

  1. Always have your cat passenger restrained
  2. Choose a sturdy carrier
  3. When at home, leave your cat carrier open so your cat can investigate and get used to it
  4. Leave a blanket with your cat’s scent inside the carrier. Spray the blanket with a soothing pheromone such as Feliway
  5. When you’re ready to visit the vet, calmly place your cat into the carrier. If your cat resists, gently wrap them in a towel
  6. Secure the cat carrier on the back seat of your car with the seatbelt and cover it with a towel. Drive smoothly, without loud music, talking to your cat in a soothing voice – the calmer you are, the less anxious your cat will be. Keep windows closed for extra safety
  7. From the car to the clinic, try to limit movement of the carrier as much as possible
  8. On arrival, keep the carrier covered with a towel with the opening facing you. Try to avoid your cat spotting other animals in the clinic
  9. Follow the same tips for the return journey
  10. When you get back home, if you have other cats, leave the carrier on the ground without opening it and watch their reaction. If they remain calm, allow your cat to leave the carrier and reward them with games or food. If your other cats appear worried, isolate the cat that has been away in a room on their own for 24 hours before socialising them with other cats
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