Choosing a Travel Kennel for Your Cat
A carrier is necessary when transporting your pet, whether you choose to ship by air or ground. Besides keeping your cat safe during travel, a carrier also allows an airline or cat transporter to safely handle your cat. Before the trip, allow your cat to get used to the carrier. This will help your pet feel calm and safe during travel.
The carrier you choose for your cat should be large enough so that he can sit, stand, lie down, and turn around easily. Two cats may be able to share the same carrier if it is large enough.
Select a cat carrier that is sturdy and suitable for transport. If you are taking your cat on board the cabin with you or in the car, you may be able to use a soft top kennel, but you should not use them for shipping your cat as cargo. Airlines usually require that your cat’s carrier is made of wood, plastic, or metal. Make certain that the bolts on the carrier are secure, and pack extra ones in case of damage or malfunction so that your cat can stay secure.