It might be quite appealing to have your new feline friend sit next to you in the passenger seat peering over the dashboard, but safety should come first. Your new cat’s not going to give you directions, but she might keep your eyes off the road and could even cause an accident. Read on to find out the best ways of travelling with your cat.
A young tabby cat worried at the though of traveling in a car
Use A Cat Crate Or A Travel Box
Use a cat crate or a travel box with a closable door so that you can keep your cat contained and safe. Being enclosed in a crate and traveling in a car is going to be a completely alien experience for your cat, so do everything to make it feel comfortable.
Your new cat might cry or whine in its travel crate. Unfortunately this a natural response and all you can do is try to ignore it. Don’t be tempted to let your cat out, otherwise you may be caught in a sticky situation. Not only could your cat cause itself harm, but it could also very easily distract the driver which puts other people at risk.
Additionally, don’t be tempted to let a passenger hold the cat because it could easily wriggle free and cause a distraction.
A cute little ginger kitten sitting next to a cat travel box
Blankets And Treats
Make the travel crate comfortable for your cat by laying down some blankets. You can even hide a few cat treats in the bedding to keep her mind active during the journey home.