While browsing Instagram, I recently came across a man who travels with his kitty. Together, they like to go on new adventures in his RV and, that post got me thinking and inspired this blog post!

If you’re a cat owner, you know that cats aren’t the biggest fans of car travel.

While, some cats do get used to the car travel with age,  no matter what the case might be, there are still a few things that kitty owners should know so that they can keep their furry friend safe and sound in the car.

Let’s get started.

Keep Your Kitty Restrained During the Journey

First and foremost, I want you to understand how important it is for you to keep your kitty restrained in the car during the ride—just as you are with your seatbelt. There are no rules for feline safety in the car.

However, keeping your cat restrained can prove to be life-saving.

You can let your kitty roam about in the car when it’s not running or in motion. However, if the car is in motion, keep your kitty restrained in a crate.

This means that your cat won’t distract the driver and let them concentrate on the road. Not just that, cats tend to feel stressed during car rides and keeping them in their crate helps keep them calm and relaxed.

Invest in a Good Solution

There are a lot of products available on the market that help keep your cat safe during a car ride. We recommend you buy a carrier or crate that has a comfortable blanket inside to keep your kitty calm and relaxed.

Getting one that can be placed as well as secured on your car seat is a good idea.

A good cat carrier is one which allows your kitty to not only lay down in but to turn around and stand in. It makes your feline friend more comfortable which is excellent. If you’ve got multiple cats, the carrier should be big enough to accomodate all of them comfortably.

You can also buy a cat booster seat on the market!

Best Carrier for Your Cat?

Experts are of the opinion that a  a hard-sided kennel style carrier is the safest choice for kitties—even when on the front seat even when the airbags deployed in the case of an accident.  

Does your kitty like to travel with you in the car? Let us know in the comments.

2 Responses

  1. No, my cat does not like riding in the car. He makes that ulgy low meow. I mentioned to my son we should bring him on car rides, besides the vet, so he gets more comfortable. While we are parked, maybe open the top of carrier so he can peek out, and look around. Hopefully he wont try getting under the front seats. Have to watch that.

  2. No, my male cat, named Dominque dies not like to travel in the car. I mentioned to my son though that we should bring him on more car rides besides to the vet, so he does get more comfortable riding in the car. Maybe open the crate up on top, so he can peek out, when car is parked.

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