Cats are notoriously difficult to move across the country. With their delicate sensibilities, they refuse to be cooped up in a small space with strange smells and new people for any amount of time.
If you would like your cat to come along on your next trip or buy, then it is important that you know how to pack them up properly for the journey so that they will not get sick or stressed out during transit. This blog post will discuss how to move cats across country and make sure that both you and your pet have a smooth transition!
Be prepared to take care of them during their stay at various stops on the way such as gas stations, hotels and restaurants where food is served outside their home environment – feed them wet food from disposable containers while avoiding dry kibble altogether! A little bit will go a long way when feeding an upset stomach so do not overfeed your cat.
What to bring when moving your cat across the country
Moving your cat across the country is a lot of work. You’ll need to plan for months in advance because you’ll have to get all of the necessary shots, find a carrier that will fit your feline friend and pack everything they might need into one box. There are many things to consider when moving with cats, but don’t worry! We’re here to help you out every step of the way.
What do you need for a safe and happy trip with your cat? Is it time to get a new carrier, or should you leave the old one in case of an emergency? What about food, water, litter box – where do these things go during the trip?
First of all, make sure your cat has a carrier for the trip. They should be able to stand upright and turn around in it with enough room that they can lay down comfortably inside without touching any sides.
If you are driving across country, then this may not be necessary because cats usually only travel well by air or train so if you cannot afford these forms of transit it could get very difficult.
Disposable litter box
if you don’t plan on staying at a hotel that has one then this is necessary because of how stinky and messy they can get. It’s a good idea to also pack an extra bag or two in case the fancy store near your destination doesn’t have them for sale.
Food and water
Enough food and water that will last approximately 24 hours, just in case there are no places nearby where you’ll be able to buy more while waiting until arriving at their final destination.
If it isn’t feasible to keep feeding wet food then make sure dry kibble lasts long enough by packing treats like tuna fish (in small cans) as well as water bottles filled with fresh filtered tap water.
Special cat harness and belt
Cat owners are always on the lookout for new ways to keep their furry friends safe. We’ve seen a lot of pet-friendly innovations in recent years, and one of my favorites is the cat car harness and seat belt. It’s simple to install, it has an elastic strap that fits around your kitty’s middle like a seatbelt, and it attaches securely to your vehicle’s headrests with clips.
There are also some nifty extras – you can attach toys that will dangle in front of them while they’re strapped into place! I think this is such a great way to ensure both you and your feline friend arrive at your destination safely. Maybe next time we’ll see something about how cats can enjoy life outside without being stuck inside
Get Your Cats Shots Up to Date
Speak with your vet about any shots or medication that might be necessary before traveling. Just make sure that both of you are up-to-date on your vaccines before crossing any borders.
If you’re not sure about what vaccines your cat needs, talk with a veterinarian or contact the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Pet Travel website at pettravel.cdc.gov/pets before you travel anywhere so that you don’t get stuck in a country without proper cat care available.
Moving Your Cat by Car
The way you transport your cat by car is just as important for their safety and comfort as the type of carrier or how much space they have. To avoid injury, it’s important to put time into planning ahead. Here are some tips on transporting a cat in a car:
- Keep them calm before loading them up with food and water so that they won’t be too anxious when traveling.
- Give them plenty of space inside the carrier if possible because cats like to stretch out while sleeping.
- It’s best not to leave your pet alone in a hot car! Check the temperature outside before going anywhere so that you can make sure it isn’t too warm for your furry friend.
Moving Your Cat by Plane
I’m sure that most cat owners are aware of the risk involved when transporting your beloved pet by plane. It is a risky and adventurous endeavour, but it is also necessary for some people who live in remote areas with limited or no access to ground transportation. The key to success lies in understanding what you’re up against and preparing accordingly.
A lot of people don’t want their cats in the cargo hold of an airplane because they might get scared and cause problems for other passengers during flight. This is why many airlines now offer animal travel options where your pet will fly in the cabin with you as long as they meet all requirements! They’ll even bring out food and water bowls for your kitty if needed making flying easy.
Moving Your Cat by Train
The next time you’re planning to move your cat by train, be sure to take into account the special needs of cats. Cats are not like dogs and will need a little more preparation before being transported. Your cat may need a carrier or kennel in which to stay during its journey on the train.
You should also bring along some water and food for your pet so that it can eat and drink as needed while it’s inside the carrier or kennel. Lastly, make sure that you have everything else ready for traveling with your cat such as litter boxes, toys, dishes and other necessities!
Arrange For a Pet Transfer Service
If you are moving to a new home and want to take your cat with you, but don’t have the time or energy required for driving across town, then there is an easy solution.
A pet transfer service will come and pick up your cat from your current residence at a time that works best for you – whether that be in the morning before work, while you’re out running errands on Saturday afternoon, or even after dinner.
You can also arrange for them to bring it back after they drop off the animal at its new destination. This way, both of you get what you need without having to worry about rushing around like crazy trying to find someone who can help drive one direction while someone else drives another!