Cat Care | Travelling with Your Cat
Before You Leave
You must ask yourself before you decide to bring your cat on a vacation: “Will my cat be happy and comfortable on a trip?” Some cats simply prefer to stay at home and a “home-sick”, or worse, motion-sick pet will quickly ruin a vacation for everyone. In such a case, it might be wise to simply leave your cat at home with a friend, family member or pet-sitter. If those options aren’t available, consider boarding them with your vet, or a well-run kennel or cattery.
Prepare a Plan
If you’ve decided to take your cat with you, you must take care with the preparation of your cat’s trip as well. If you plan to travel by plane, bus, train or boat, you must find out if your pet will be welcome and what kind of reservations or transportation arrangements must be made. If you are staying at any hotels, motels or campgrounds, you must check if animals are allowed or if kennel facilities are available.
By Train, Boat, or Bus
Whatever the destination is, ensure your pet always wears ID with complete information in case they get lost. Pack their favorite food, toys, and dishes to make them feel comfortable. Always have your pet examined by a vet before travelling, some companies will require a note of clear health from a vet. With any international locations, ask your vet about any shots or vaccinations that are unique to some locations.