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Convenient cat transport: with the cat in your luggage
Most cats don’t like to travel. If at all, they prefer to go on excursions on their own four paws. Nevertheless, there are always reasons for transporting a cat: trips to the vet, the cat hotel or the move to a new home. As cats are generally not tranquil passengers, you need a transport basket for the safety of all those involved. Whether you’re travelling by car for a short time or on a long journey, Maxi Zoo offers suitable containers for cat transport from well-known brands such as Aumüller, AniOne, Trixie, Beaphar and Hunter.
How can I transport a cat?
Whether in a closed car, on a train or on short journeys by foot, if you are travelling with a cat, the pet must be safely placed in a transport basket or a cat carrier bag. For visits to the veterinary practice, fixed transport boxes are practical, which can be opened both from above and have a side door. On some models, the entire upper part can be lifted off so that anxious cats can remain in the lower shell. The bottom of a transport box should have good surface grip so that the animal does not slip around it. A towel or appropriate cushions provide warmth and comfort.
What is the advantage of cat carrier bags?
Under certain circumstances, it is more advantageous to use a carry bag for transporting cats; these bags are available as shoulder bags, backpacks or trolleys. If the situation allows you to carry your cat with you as hand luggage, it can be more comfortable for the cat to travel in a soft bag with flexible outer walls than in a box.
How can I prevent stress and fear when transporting cats?
Familiarity: use the transport box at home like normal furniture, which the cat may use as a ‘bedroom’ or hiding place. This prevents cats from feeling apprehensive when they see the box.
Calming down: give the cat something familiar when travelling, such as a cuddly blanket or a cushion.
Stay close: if possible, the cat should not travel in cargo areas. If a flight with a cat cannot be avoided, clarify in advance whether the animal is allowed to travel in the cabin for a fee. The cat can ride in her box in the cabin. Important: don’t forget to fasten your cat’s seat belt and please do not leave your cat in the car in summer.
Medication: if the cat is very anxious or if a long and anxiety-provoking journey is imminent for your cat, you can administer a light sedative. Please ask your vet beforehand! Pheromone sprays can also help to calm the cat.
Discover a large selection of products at our online shop for safe cat transport from renowned manufacturers such as AniOne, Hunter, Trixie and many more.