Traveling with your cat

Whether it's a car, a train, an airplane or a boat, it's not always easy to travel with a cat. It is always necessary to arrange some things in advance – tickets, adequate breeding station, soothing and water – to ensure maximum comfort and avoid any irregular disappearance during many hours of traveling …

The cat shows the week ends in a family cottage, or a great vacation … For a civilized conversation, occasions to travel rarely omit. A dignified master who describes being called, will always plan to have his animal experience transport under the best conditions. Some animals get acquainted with transportation from one place to another at a young age, and they take the situation perfectly, but others are struggling with this.

If the owner of a cat intends to stay in a hotel, he must not forget to check if his pet is accepted (only 1 hotel out of 6 accepts clients with his pets). In all cases, always remember this: always attach the identification plate to the cat's sleeve. An angry and angry animal always escapes quickly!

By car

Even for a short trip it is always preferred to use a kennel or cage. However, the cat is calm and reliable, you can always keep an exception: the can will always be able to sit on the knees of the passengers, but the kennel must always be within reach.

If used, the kennel must be positioned so that sudden break, stop or trigger does not cause a fall. Above all, never place a cat in a suitcase, nor should it be left in the vehicle without sufficient air circulation or excessive sunlight, which could endanger its exhaustion. If the journey lasts for several hours, give him water and let him come back from time to time when nature calls. It is better to let him feed too much before leaving, which could cause illnesses from the car. Some cats are subject to this, so it is always prudent to consult with your vet, who prescribes a drug that is predominantly harmful and does not cause drowsiness. If your cat is really irritated, feels uncomfortable or annoyed but is not vomiting, your cat will need a soothing remedy.

By train or bus

Train and bus companies generally do not accept cats unless they are in kennels. Some of them, however, allow passengers to keep their cat on a leash. Fees are usually minimal, consult with companies earlier.

In the airplane

For cats weighing less than 5 kilograms (slightly more than 10 pounds), the cabin stay is allowed if they are in the breeding station. However, each airline has its own rules and may not exceed a certain number of animals permitted on an aircraft. We need to plan to get a seat on board. The cats are traveling in cats at kennels that can be booked or purchased from the airline. The load is heated and pressurized, so your cat will travel under good conditions. Still, he will suffer slowly without the presence of his master. In this case, it is better to give him reassuring remedies to calm his anxiety.

Consult with your airline for the fees included with the ticket price.


Ships are usually not well equipped for animal transport. Animals usually travel in cages. In some boats, animals in the cabin are tolerated. For a small cruise on the sea, such as a ferry, you can generally use a portable breeding station. Again, there are no rules, it is best to consult the company. It is usually an advantage to get the boat instead of the others. Your cat will be able to board the boat with his master. The disadvantage, however, is the longer voyage and sea trouble that most cats are late.

Foreign travel

Whether it's Rome, Vienna, or Athens before your cat gets to a foreign country, you need to know what vaccinations and papers the country requires.

It is good to know that Air France has a database of information that reflects the formalities that need to be met in any country. If not, you can always consult the embassy or consulate of the country concerned.

Most of the time your cat will have the latest health certificate provided by a qualified veterinarian. Some documents that prove that your cat is not rabbit may also be necessary.

Source by EveLyne Gaudreau