Cats we all know are very strange creatures. Most of them have superiority complexes and consider themselves even above humans. So naturally traveling for them is on the list of the many things they dislike. Well w present to you with some tips on everything related to cat carriers. How to buy them and how to get the cat to actually travel in it.
Firstly, picking a carrier. The best bet is to pick a carrier which is not heavy but yet strong. A basket or with a removable top is the most suitable carrier as it allows for the cate to be lowered in rather have to coerced in. make sure the carrier is big enough for the cat to be comfortable but also moveable. Once you have chosen the cat transporter, use either line it with either newspaper or special thermal linen which is available at your local pet shop or vet clinic. This linen absorbs any substance allowing for your cat to travel dry and comfortably despite having an accident.
Now that you have chosen your cat transporter, now let us tell you how to get your feline to actually use it. At first your at won’t give two hoots about the carrier so you’ll have to make it appealing to them. You could start by serving your cat’s meals in the carrier. Remember though not to close the crate. You need to familiarise your cat with the carrier and the only way to do that is by showing it as a good thing. You can use the special treats for positive reinforcement and place them in the carrier. This way your cat will start to regard the carrier as a good thing and be more comfortable with it.
Now your cat might be comfortable with the carrier but doesn’t mean that the journey will a walk in the park, so be prepared for any mood of your cat. Pack about 4 to 6 snacks, plenty of water and enough treats to keep them happy. Most people ask why they shouldn’t simply sedate their cat during long journeys but the thing with sedation is there might be a possibility that the sedation will not be powerful enough to cover the whole journey and if your cat wakes up mid-journey then chances are it’ll be crankier and restless. So you can choose to sedate, but you always have the risk. Cats by nature re very fussy creature but when you have to travel, you have to travel. In the unfortunate event that you do have to travel with your cat, then these tips should help you not get scratched, much.