How To Travel Cross Country With A Cat

How To Travel Cross Country With A Cat


I’ve had to relocate for work a couple of times, which has meant traveling cross country with my cat. It’s never been fun or easy, but I’ve learned from my mistakes and now have a system that makes the process as smooth as it can be. Here’s what you need to know before taking your pet on the road.

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Section: Sofia, Bulgaria is cheap without feeling like a dump.

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Document your cat

Document your cat, and make sure that the paperwork you have for them is up to date.

  • Have all of your cat’s necessary vaccinations recorded and documented on their rabies certificate.
  • Make sure that all of this information is current as well, because if it isn’t you could be in trouble with the authorities if they find out.
  • Finally, make sure that your cat has a microchip implanted under their skin somewhere so that they can be identified should they get lost while traveling with you in some other state or country where there are no databases on hand to keep track of these things like we have here at home where I live right now in New York City where my apartment is located on West 148th Street near Riverside Drive just north of Harlem Park which means we’re pretty much right next door (or across the street) from Central Park!

Get your cat its own carrier

You need to get a carrier that is big enough for your cat to fit in comfortably and safe. You want it to be easy to carry, store, clean, and travel with. The first step is picking out a good carrier. I recommend choosing one that has mesh panels on two sides so the cat can see out of it while traveling (and maybe even people-watch). This will keep them calmer—especially if they’re not used to riding in cars or other vehicles yet!

I also recommend getting one with handles so you can carry it around easily while traveling if needed. It should also be large enough for your cat(s) but not too big; remember that this needs to fit into whatever vehicle you’re driving cross-country! Finally make sure there’s room inside for toys or treats since those are great distractions from being nervous about all these new experiences happening around them…

If you’re going by plane, make sure to do research about the airline’s pet rules in advance.

If you’re going by plane, make sure to do research about the airline’s pet rules in advance. Some airlines only allow cats in carriers that meet certain standards and sizes, so if you’re flying with a cat carrier that doesn’t meet those requirements, it may be too late to buy an approved carrier once you get to the airport. Keep in mind that some airlines forbid pets entirely on flights within the United States and Canada; check their websites for details.

If you’re driving, make sure you have a road trip plan that allows for frequent bathroom breaks. Cats don’t pee on command!

If you’re driving across the country in a car with your cat, make sure to stop frequently for bathroom breaks. Cats can’t hold it as long as dogs, so they’ll need more frequent breaks when traveling by car.

Cats are also smaller than dogs and therefore have smaller bladders. This means that if they don’t go to the bathroom when nature calls, they will end up peeing where they shouldn’t be peeing—like on your floor or couch!

Finally, cats aren’t as active as dogs. They tend to sleep a lot more than their canine counterparts do; however, this doesn’t mean that your feline friend will suddenly become more active simply because she has been added onto an exciting road trip adventure!

Make sure you have enough food for the whole trip, and then some. A car ride that makes you nervous can make your cat nervous too, and they might not eat as much as usual.

It would be a good idea to make sure that you have enough food for your cat to last the entirety of your trip. This will allow your cat to get all the nutrition they need while on the road, as well as make sure they don’t feel deprived due to lack of food.

Since cats can be sensitive creatures, it’s also important not to forget that traveling in a car can cause them stress. This can lead them to eat less than usual, or not at all! In order for their bodies and minds not to suffer from this experience, it’s important that you make sure there is plenty of food available at all times so that no matter how nervous or uncomfortable things become along the way (and there will be bumps), your kitty will still have plenty of calories stored up in his body so he doesn’t end up feeling sick later on down the line.”

With careful planning, it is possible to cross the country successfully with your cat.

If you have never traveled with a cat before, you may be surprised to learn that it is possible to cross the country successfully with your cat. The key to success is careful planning, proper preparation and a good understanding of your pet’s needs and limitations.

Before embarking on any long trip with your cat in tow, make sure that he or she has all the necessary vaccinations for travel outside of the country (many veterinarians recommend rabies shots every three years). It’s also important to get them microchipped—this small device implanted beneath their skin allows them to be identified easily should they become lost while traveling. Also, don’t forget about other important things that tend to come up when traveling: how do I handle customs? What about vaccination records? Where am I going to find hotels that allow pets? You’ll need answers for these questions too!


With careful planning, it is possible to cross the country successfully with your cat. No matter how you get there, the most important thing is that you and your cat stay safe. If your cat gets upset during travel, try to remain calm yourself—it’s easy to be nervous, but getting stressed out will just make both of you uncomfortable. Now that you know what’s involved in traveling with a cat, are you ready for the adventure?

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