Shipping cats, or any other pets for that matter, have become easier and more hassle-free. There are numerous companies which offer services professional pet transport services. The following are some tips on how to ship a cat and ensure that your pet is transported safely.
Find a reputable animal transport company that can take your cat to its new destination safely. Some of these companies will pick up your pet from your home eliminating the task of taking the animal to their shop yourself.
Days before shipping, take your cat to the vet and have it checked up. While in the vet’s office, make sure that your cat’s papers and rabies shots are up-to-date.
On shipping day, use a carrier that is big enough to accommodate your cat comfortably. Your cat should be able to get up and turn around in the enclosure. Also make sure the carrier is strong and rigid enough to sustain a fall or collision with other baggage without collapsing on your cat. Don’t forget to write down your contact information on the cage, just to be on the safe side.
Put a collar on your cat, with the correct tags with information such as destination address and phone number.
Tell the pet transport personnel about any special medication your cat takes, as well as the type of diet, water and exercise schedule that your cat is used to. Also provide extra food and medication to the personnel, in case their trip takes longer than expected due to weather, traffic, mechanical problems, etc.
Also include toys, towels, blankets, or other things that your cat loves to play with and makes him feel at home.