On many occasions we need to take our kittens on different trips. For these occasions, the cat carrier can become an indispensable tool to move your pet easily and safely.
These containers are designed to ensure the comfort and safety of cats during travel. However, there are many different types of these conveyors on the market, which can be confusing. That is why we have prepared a guide with the factors to consider before purchasing a cat carrier.
What a cat carrier should have
- Size. The size of the cat carrier should be large enough for your cat to move around comfortably. For example, it must be able to stand, as well as turn and lie down without restrictions. A reference could be that the cat should at least have room to turn around inside the carrier.
- Material. This gadget should be made of a material that is both strong and durable. It can be made of a very resistant fabric or hard plastic. With these conditions you will ensure the protection of your kitty during the trip. It should also be easy to clean.
- Ventilation. It is essential that the carrier for your cat has adequate ventilation holes to provide good air circulation. This way your kitty will be able to breathe easily and feel comfortable during the trip. Of course, they should not be large enough for your cat to escape through.
- Secure door. The door of the carrier must have a lock that does not allow it to be opened accidentally during a trip. For example, it may have strong latches or locks.
- Comfort. It should have a cushioned base or soft pad. This allows the cat to feel comfortable during the trip. This base will also be able to absorb possible shocks during the trip and let your cat rest.
Most importantly, you should select a carrier that fits the size and specific needs of your cat. Always consider comfort, safety and functionality when making your choice.
If your cat has never used a transport of this type, it is important to get it used to it beforehand. For example, you can start leaving the equipment indoors. This way your cat can inspect it at its leisure. Try putting a blanket with its scent inside, so it will enter the carrier of its own free will.
Then you can make short trips with your cat inside, until it gets used to going out with this device.
On the other hand, if the trip is by car and long, you can take regular breaks so that your cat can stretch, rest and drink water. You can also make a pause for him to use his litter box if necessary.
A final recommendation is to never leave your cat alone inside a parked car. If it is hot, you could suffer fatal consequences such as heat stroke. Even if it’s not hot, you can still suffer a lot of stress.
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