Travelling In A Car With Your New Kitten

  • Ensure that your kitten is healthy before travelling.
  • Transport your kitten in an appropriate, ventilated, container.
  • Do not place your kitten in the foot well or boot of a vehicle.
  • Monitor you kitten during the journey.
  • Ensure that your kitten is properly secured - use a seat belt or similar to secure the pet carrier.
  • Ensure your vehicle is well ventilated and never leave your kitten in a hot car. Should it turn unduly cold, and you need internal heating for yourself, use common sense and do not place your kitten close to vents. Dehydration can occur quickly in kittens!
  • If you are making a longer journey ensure that your kitten has access to water and food. *However, it is not unusual for a pet to refuse water and food whilst in transit.
  • If necessary make stops to let them drink and use a litter tray. 
     
After The Journey…
Pets can go off their food for a day or two after a stressful journey, particularly if they have travelled a long distance or are moving to a new home, so it is important to ensure that they are getting adequate fluids - and are being re-hydrated. If you are at all concerned that your kitten may be dehydrated, or is not drinking, seek medical advice as soon as possible.
Author: KittenList

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