Traveling With Your Cat
Cats are very particular when it comes to their environment. They can become very attached to their territories. For this reason, it is wise to take your cat to different places from a young age to help them be well adjusted to new environments.
For owners who have adopted an older cat or simply never took their cat to other places, it is important to evaluate whether or not taking their dog on vacation is a good choice.
It is important to assess the duration of the trip as well as the kind of vacation it will be. If you have a second home, like a beach house, it is important to accustom your cat from a young age, so that she can recognize this as her second home.
When traveling in a vehicle, it is important to take the appropriate safety measures. All cats should be placed in a secure carrier. The carrier should go on the floor behind the driver’s seat. It is important to never place the carrier on the seat, as it could move or fall with a sharp turn of the car.
You may also want to consider giving your cat pheromones a few days before the trip to help calm her and relieve stress. Consult your vet about the proper dosage.
If your trip involves traveling to several locations, it’s advisable to find a reliable person to look after your pet in your absence. It can be very traumatic for a cat that is not used to traveling, to become accustomed to new spaces in a short period of time.