Our pets are family, and we all know how it feels being left home alone, or at a stranger’s home. For our peace of mind, being able to move around and more so travel with our pets is all we want.
Bear in mind that cats can also suffer from fear, anxiety, and stress while traveling just like us humans. Pre-Practice plenty of calming, Fear Free tactics before traveling with your cat. Let’s share some strategies that will make it easy to fly with our cat.
* Practice at home with the ins and outs of the carrier.
Airport security will require you to take your cat out of the carrier and hold him/her as they carry out their security search. Come up with a game/tactic to put your cat in and out of the carrier when need be could be small treats to condition him/her to this experience. Remember to use a cat transparent carrier as it makes the cat able to see around and maintain its calm. Make sure that the cat wears a secure harness with a leash attached to the D-ring. This helps you hold on to him safely when you remove him from the carrier at security.
* Pack with a catlike purpose.
If your cat must travel with you due to relocation, or a business trip, make sure to use a cat transparent carrier and in the pocket of the carrier, remember to stash paper towels, a spare collar with ID tag, and a plastic quart-size resalable bag to stash any unexpected poop deposits while in-flight, a small bag of treats, a collapsible water bowl, and a pet diaper.
* Book for you both.
When you are making your flight reservation, make reservations for your cat too. Different airlines have different policies on pets on a plane. Make sure to get the record locator number for your cat to avoid last-minute inconveniences. Remember to bring your cat’s current medical records to verify his/her vaccinations.
It is important to remember that you are on a human plane, therefore Keep your cat and humans calm. Not everyone on a flight likes cats while some are allergic and some may be afraid of cats. Resist the urge to take your cat out during the flight or hold him or her on your lap. Some cats may meow during takeoff or landing so speak calmly to let them know everything is okay. Cats can smell our emotional states, so strive to be calm. Looking for items required to fly with your cat? You can do your passion shopping on banggood – which is the global leading online shop – and we will have it delivered as soon as possible.
Tips for Flying with Your Cat
Remember to use a cat transparent carrier as it makes the cat able to see around and maintain its calm. Make sure that the cat wears a secure harness with a leash attached to the D-ring. This helps you hold on to him safely when you remove him from the carrier at security.