Sometimes we have to take the cat with us on trips. It can be a trip to the veterinarian, to an exhibition, registration, mating, etc.
Not all cats like to travel. Some breeds are very attached to the house, and any departure is stressful for them. But there are socially oriented cat breeds, they are more attached to people than to a place (Oriental, Burmese, Tonkinesis). These cats travel with pleasure and observe the landscape changing in the window.
When you are going with your cat on the road, be sure to put it in a special carrier. The choice of such carriers is varied. There are fabrics that close with a zipper (however, some cats deftly open them, so you need to watch out). Plastic ones are not as warm as fabric ones (you can purchase special covers for such carriers), but they are very comfortable and safe. If you have a heavy cat, there are special wheeled models available. Special baskets for cats, the lids of which do not have a lock, are not very convenient, in addition, the cat can open the lid and run away. It is undesirable to transport a cat without carrying it, even in a private car. It often happens that a cat is hammered under the driver’s feet, which can lead to an accident. She can also run away when you open the door. In public transport, all the more, you should not carry a cat without a carrier: firstly, it is generally prohibited, and secondly, it is dangerous both for the cat itself and for the passengers. If the cat permits, you can lead it on a harness. Usually they start teaching this from a young age.
But in any case, the trip can be very stressful for the cat. Before the trip, you need to give sedatives, such as “Cat Bayun”, Bach drops, “Elvestin”. They will help your cat get through the trip as painlessly as possible.
What’s In A Personal Cat First Aid Kit?
Get a separate cat first aid kit in advance. Do not forget that “human” medicines are not suitable for animals!
Prepare and put in a separate box:
- rectal thermometer (normal body temperature of a cat is from 38 to 39 degrees, lower or higher is a sign of illness);
- petroleum jelly (for setting the thermometer);
- cotton swabs;
- hydrogen peroxide.
Here, then, you will keep a card with records of all pet diseases, vaccinations, and medical procedures. And medicines for first aid can be bought later, after consulting a veterinarian.
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