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How to Prepare For Your First Road Trip With Your Cat

How to Prepare for Your First Road Trip with Your Cat

Cats can be wonderful travel companions, but how well they handle trips all depends on their first experience. At A Cat Hospital serving Las Vegas, Henderson, and the surrounding areas, we understand the importance of your cat having a good first road trip experience. That is why we have prepared this guide to help you and your cat through it. 

Prioritize Your Cat’s Comfort

Just like us, cats need a comfy place to lay or sit on as they travel. Since this is likely your cat’s first trip, you have to make him or her very relaxed. Select the right pet carrier that can serve as a bed and ensure that they are familiarized with it. Do not forget to make your cat’s carrier comfortable by placing a pet mat in it. Depending on the weather, your cat can be left in the car during breaks only for a short while. Make sure the temperature in the car is always at a comfortable level for your pet. 

Safety Measures

Some events during road trips are unpredictable like accidents or pets getting lost. To keep your pet safe, you need to fasten the seat belt around your cat carrier. Strapping the carrier in will protect your cat from severe injuries in case you brake suddenly or get into an accident.

Before you start traveling, ensure that you have everything you need to identify your cat. Collar tags and microchipping can help you get reunited in case your cat gets lost while road tripping. You can visit us at A Cat Hospital for microchipping or any tags you may need. We can also help you learn more safety measures when traveling with a cat.

Pack Enough Supplies

Traveling with your cat means carrying additional items. Carry a kitty bag and ensuring it is packed with your cat’s toys, treats, food and water bowls, medication, and travel litter box. You can consult our team at A Cat Hospital to find out if your pet suffers from any kind of car sickness or complications that will worsen on road trips. 

Contact Us in Case of an Emergency

If you are traveling to or from the Las Vegas area, know that our team is here to provide the quality health care your pet needs. At A Cat Hospital in Henderson, we provide exceptional emergency services to keep your cat happy and healthy. Contact us today at 702-514-0949 to see how we can help you and your cat before your first road trip.


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