Traveling with your pet can be an incredible experience for you both so why not make it as easy and stress free as possible. There are several things you’ll need to make sure you have ready if you’re thinking about traveling with your feline. Whether you are taking a bus, train, car, or plane it’s important that you have all the necessary documentation. The Cat Practice knows what you’ll be needing for every type of trip. Depending on where you’re going and for how long, we can assist in making sure every item on your checklist is checked off before you set off on your adventure. It’s important that you know there are different requirements for traveling domestically or internationally. There are also more requirements if you are traveling by plane.
Let’s first begin with domestic travel requirements. Your feline will most likely need to have a travel certification provided by the specific airline you will be traveling with. They usually have the specifics listed on their website, but we always recommend giving them a call if you’re having trouble finding their forms or vaccine requirements. If you’re traveling by train or bus, we recommended doing the same. For international flights, different countries will have different needs. Always make sure to check with each place or country you travel to. A lot of places require a health visit, vaccine records and additional travel certificates. Some countries even require your feline to have the rabies vaccine no more than 30 days in advance or additional bloodwork done before they are admitted into the country. We can assist with any paperwork as well as advise the best carrier for your cat to travel in comfortably and safely. All you need to do is make sure to let us know what you are needing. We’re more than happy to fill out the paperwork and have it ready. We hope you make beautiful memories with your kitty!