Travelling with your cat + Four Canadian adventure cats to follow!
by Ontario SPCA and Humane Society | Cat Care General Pet Care | September 16, 2022
If you love to travel, adventuring around the country can be a fun and exciting activity. Whether it be travelling for necessity, such as moving, or travelling for pleasure and adventure*, we have tips to make it a safe and enjoyable experience for your cat if you’re bringing them along. But first, we want to share some fun Canadian adventure cats on Instagram.
*Before travelling make sure you’re up to date with government travel regulations and protocols to ensure a fun trip for everyone.
If these photos make you feel inspired, read on for our safety tips for travelling with cats at the end of our blog!
Canadian adventure cats
- Olaf is a part-time model and full-time adventure cat, trekking his way around Canada. If you enjoy gorgeous lake views and cute cats, this page is for you.
Here is Olaf in beautiful British Columbia!
- Siblings Reese and Oreo, from Calgary, love to be outside and explore. Follow their page to see where they adventure to next.
Just chilling by the lake.
- Do you love hiking, camping, and road trips? Sierra the Benegal kitten loves these activities, too.
Cats can make great hiking buddies!
- A cat who enjoys being out on the water? Wolf is a two-year-old rescue adventure cat from Vancouver who loves to explore from the vantage of a stand-up-paddleboard.
Having fun on the paddleboard.
How to travel with cats
Now that you have some travel inspiration from a few of our favourite adventure cat Instagram influencers, here are some of our travel safety tips to keep in mind on your next trip with your feline friend:
- Be sure to pack all necessary items for your cat including food, water, a leash, medications, toys, blankets, first aid kit, litter supply, and grooming supplies.
- If you are travelling by car, keep the car at a comfortable temperature using air conditioning or heat when necessary.
- Feed your companion animal a light meal at least four hours before the trip to help prevent car sickness and nausea.
- Prevent your furry friend from sticking their head out the window since sudden stops or debris can cause injury.
- Schedule rest stops for every two to four hours for exercise, bathroom, and water breaks.
- If crossing any borders, bring copies of any required documents (such as proof of vaccinations).
- Make sure your cat is leashed or secured in a comfortable cat carrier before you open the car doors to prevent them from darting out.
- Keep your cat’s personality in mind – if adventures aren’t for them, leave them at home where they are comfortable.
- Ensure they are microchipped and keep your contact information up-to-date.
Read more travel tips here: https://ontariospca.ca/blog/travelling-safely-with-your-pet/
If you do go on fun adventure trips this summer with your furry friend, make sure to post it and tag us @ontariospca. Happy adventuring!
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