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Pets travel recommendations

Cats travel recommendations? Road trips are less stressful compared to air travel since they don’t have too many regulations. You simply have to keep your cat well secured in a good cat carrier and the rest will come naturally. This is usually top of the list when it comes to your cat’s safety during any kind of travel. A carrier ensures your cat is safely secured as opposed to roaming all over the car or plane which is often hazardous. You can ease your cat into the process of using a carrier by using toys or food to get him into it. Once he is comfortable with staying in the carrier and identifies it as a familiar environment, the chances of getting a panic attack, suffering from anxiety or getting carsick during travel are minimized.

Yes, there are sleeping pills just for cats. Before we go any further, I need to warn you never to give human sleeping pills to your cat. They absolutely must be designed only for felines. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that giving a small dosage of a human sleeping pill to your cat is going to be OK. This can make your cat extremely sick and downright kill it. And with that grim warning over, it is time to talk about the sleeping pills. These can basically be used as a sedative. These are often used before surgery to put the cat to sleep in a veterinarian’s office. The best part about the cat sleeping pills is that you can usually buy them at the pet store without a prescription. And while they are indeed available on the internet, I would not suggest buying random pills off the net. Some have been known to make your cat sick while travelling. Be sure to ask your vet about their recommended brand, then you can use a sleeping pill as a last resort when transporting your cat.

My name is Lucas and I have 2 ragdoll cats. First, there is Grandma Cat (GC) and she is 24 years old. Second is Maya and she turns 14 this year. Both are Seal point (well maybe mitted) Ragdolls, and as you might expect have their fair share of personality. I quite like cats and this site is all about living and travelling with ragdoll cats. Hope you enjoy the site and feel free to contact me. If you are searching for pet travel articles you can discover extra info at

A cardboard carrier is primarily given to people who just adopted or bought a newborn kitten. These carriers are typically designed for temporary transport and are not recommended for long-term use because they can get damaged, either by general wear and tear, or the cat may scratch a hole into the carrier. Also, these carriers are basically useless if they get wet, whether it is because of the weather or because the cat urinated or spilled their water. For the first measurement, you will want to measure your cat from the base of their tail to the tip of their nose. You will want to make sure they are standing when you do this. Once you have that measurement, you will want to add four inches. This will be the length of the carrier.

If it’s going to be a really long trip, you must pack all the essentials for your cat as well as some other things in case of emergencies. Aside from food, water, and the litter box, bring blankets and toys belonging to your cat as these would help him feel more at home in the car. Pack a first aid kit, and also, you may consult the vet for the medication in case the cat gets sick or frantic during the trip. Make sure your cat is comfortable inside the carrier. Secure the carrier to the car seat using straps. The back seat is generally safer for the cat because, in the event of an accident, the airbag could injure your cat if the carrier is placed in front. Sometimes they can run away from the car window. Then, your cat might get lost middle of nowhere. Find more information on

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