Pet Travel Question: Shipping Cats, Keeping Calm
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Cats
Pet Breed: Maine Coon
From: Las Vegas
My flight to Brazil from Las Vegas is 13 hours, I have another flight that lasts about one hour, then it's about a three-hour drive to my final destination. Will my cats be ok? One is four years old and the other one is seven years old. what about food and water?
Thank you for submitting a question to us! Your concerns are certainly understandable, as international travel can definitely be taxing. It's important to go about it carefully to ensure that your cats have the safest experience possible.
We have flown many pets on long journeys like this with much success, and our pet travel tips include the following:
-Be sure to choose a pet-friendly airline that will take good care of your pet before they board and after the plane has landed. We often use KLM, Continental and Lufthansa.
-Your pets should be accustomed to their travel crates, and the kennels should be affixed with water dishes (you can freeze water in them overnight to make sure your cats have something to drink later on).
-Place something absorbent in the bottom of the crate (an old towel or some shredded newspaper) to take care of any possible messes.
-Stay calm! Your pets pick up on your vibes, so if you're cool and collected your cats will be more likely to avoid feeling too much anxiety themselves.
Please contact us if you have any more questions or if you'd like some help with your move. Good luck with everything!