Summer is coming and with it all the desire to travel to fully enjoy the sunny days with friends. But very often for cat owners the question arises as to how to organize during their absence so that your four-legged friend does not suffer too much from your separation. But come to think of it, why not bring your kitten on holiday too?
If this is your choice, it will obviously be a matter of planning and planning your trip in advance so as not to leave out any details and take every precaution to live the best experience and avoid any stress. And yes, the cat holiday is carefully prepared!
Some tips for traveling by car
Before any trip or trip with your pet on the road and in general, you need to have a check-up and check the health of your feline. Then it may be helpful to take a short detour to the vet’s booth. If the vet agrees, it’s time to move on to the next steps in the process.
If your feline is more of a man and is not used to traveling for a long time in a transport box, it is recommended to choose a comfortable box and take it for short trips by car, for example, before leaving for France. holidays to get your cat used to the new environment. It is very important that your cat is very comfortable during the first few experiences in a transport box. It is advisable, therefore, to include some snacks, toys that your feline already likes and, above all, to give the animal time to get closer to the box and feel comfortable entering it alone before making the first trip. This way, your cat will recognize the transport cage as a safe place that will allow it to have a good time with its owner.
Flying with your cat
One of the most important parts of the process is the documentation needed to travel by plane. Therefore, it is essential that you check with your airline what documents are required for the trip (the required documents may vary depending on the chosen airline).
In addition to a health certificate, it is common for companies to ask for a vaccination card proving that your cat has received all the necessary vaccinations. In many cases, the rabies vaccine should have been given 30 days before departure.
For international travel, the airline may require more documents than for domestic travel, and in some cases these documents must be requested a few months before the trip. Depending on the origin and destination, the Dog and Cat Traffic Passport must be presented as well as the International Animal Certificate.
It is not recommended for your cat to take medication before traveling by plane, as some medications can have side effects when used at high altitudes. Check with your veterinarian.
Try to get to the airport 3 hours in advance, after all, now there are more documents for the flight staff to check!
Finally, on the plane, the transport box should be under your seat. Be sure to bring a blanket as the air conditioning on the plane can upset your cat. Also, don’t forget to interact with your kitten during the trip so he can make sure you’re there and give him all the attention he needs.
The choice of accommodation
Unfortunately, not all hotels accept pets, so it is very important that you confirm with what you have chosen if this is the case and that all the necessary documents to stay with your pet are in place.
In Ireland, for example, you can look at this article that will show you 100 places that can accommodate you with your dog or cat (check with the establishments what types of pets they can accommodate).
You’re ready with these basic tips so you can take a vacation with your companion so you don’t have to break up with your best feline friend!