1. TALK WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN
Check that your cat is healthy enough to travel and learn what to do if your cat gets carsick.
2. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Practice driving short distances with your cat to acclimate him to the car.
3. CHECK IDENTIFICATION
Check that your cat is wearing an easy-to-read tag on his collar.
Don’t forget to also check that your cat’s microchip information is up-to-date.
4. PLAN PIT STOPS
Plan to stop every 2-3 hours to give your cat water and access to the litter box.
5. PACK EXTRA SUPPLIES
If your cat needs any special food or medicines, be sure to pack extra to avoid emergencies.
6. CONFIRM YOUR HOTELS
Call and confirm that any hotels where you’ll be staying will also allow your cat.
7. PREPARE FOR STRESS
If your cat tends to be easily stressed, talk to your vet about possible medical help.
8. BEFORE YOU DRIVE OFF
Exercise your cat by playing with her before you leave. Also, give her some food and water (unless your veterinarian directs you to do otherwise).
9. KEEP YOUR CAT IN THE CARRIER
Restrain your cat while in the car avoid accidents and keep him safe.
10. NEVER LEAVE YOUR CAT IN THE CAR!
Cars heat up fast and in only a matter of minutes your cat’s life could be in danger.
Author: Bethany Meissner