If you love pets but love travel too it can be difficult to decide whether to leave your cat at home or take her along with you. You might be worried about bringing your cat on a long journey and the complications it might cause.
If you are always on the road, you might think you can’t have a pet, however a cat is the perfect companion to take with you on your travels. It can be done and it is easier than you might think, you can have that pet owner experience whilst travelling too. Here are some tips to help you live a nomadic life along with your cat:
1. Check policies before you book
Before you travel it is best to check the entry requirements for the country you’re planning to go to. If you are prepared for the requirements in advance you won’t have any surprises when booking your trip and moving from place to place. Even if you have to amend your journey and leave more time, you can make acceptations for your lovely fur baby.
2. Make sure your cat is microchipped
By making sure your cat is properly chipped, you will be prepared for any problems or losses when travelling. Some countries require your pet to be microchipped too so it’s a good idea if you are planning to travel to many different places. Having your telephone number accessible will mean that wherever in the world you are you can be contacted about your pet.
3. Have the correct equipment
You should have the right cat carrier for your journeys and If you are taking your cat on a plane you should speak to someone at the airline about their policies around travelling with your pet. You might have to provide specific equipment for your trip. Long term travelling with your cat means you need to invest in the right things to last you during your travels, or avoid certain types of transport that might cause you difficulty.
4. Insure your pet
If you have your own travel insurance then of course you’ll need insurance for your pet too. If your cat needs medical attention or causes damage to property during your travels then it can cost you more than you can probably afford, especially when you are on the road. For your piece of mind insurance is a must, especially when moving from one place to another.
5. Know when to leave your pet
Sometimes you will have to leave your pet at home, with a friend or family member or in a boarding establishment. This can be for a number or reasons including quarantine time, the risk of picking up diseases or just an unhospitable environment to stay in for a pet. Remember to think of your animal first and protect them from unnecessary danger.