Here’s how you can travel safely with your cat
Have you been planning for an exciting road trip with your family? You don’t have to leave your cat behind every time you decide to go on a getaway. However, make sure you carve out time to do some pre-trip planning in order to ensure smooth travels that wouldn’t jeopardize your cat’s health or safety.
Help your cat become increasingly familiar with her portable house weeks before the date of your trip. Invite your cat to go into the house and take her on short drives. You can start increasing the duration of the trips as your cat becomes more comfortable being inside her house.
Ensure your cat is wearing her collar, which should feature her name and your phone number in case of emergency.
Make sure you pack your cat’s essentials — such as food, water, toys, litter waste collection bags, paper towels, wet wipes, among others.
Keep your cat inside her house throughout the entire duration of the trip, even if she’s very calm. This will reduce distraction and ensure the driver doesn’t lose focus.
Invest in a plastic house that’s wide enough for your cat to have enough room to move around freely. Ensure you hold the cage in place using the seatbelt.
Take your cat out of the car when you pull over for a pit stop. Changes in temperature can seriously jeopardize your pet’s life.
Make sure your cat’s last meal before the trip is light and consumed at least four hours before departure so that your pet doesn’t throw up in the car.
After the trip, ensure your cat has a safe space to retreat to in order to calm down and get rid of any distress unfamiliar places may have caused. Reward her enthusiastically with her favorite pet food. We recommend you choose Purina, made with real, high-quality ingredients and carefully blended with supreme protein sources and essential nutrients that support balanced nutrition, promote lifelong whole body health, and satisfy your cat.