Pet-friendly holidays are more popular than ever. And this comes as no surprise. After all, we’ve spent months in lockdown, and we grew closer than ever to our furry friends. And they’ve grown closer to us while we were more at home than away!
However, taking Rover on a family holiday is a lot easier than taking Whiskers. Dogs love to explore, but in the life of a cat, familiarity is the number one priority for a happy, stress-free, and healthy life.
They love routine, and it’s seldom easy to stick to his/her routine while you have many places to see and things to do while on holiday.
However, if you’re still set to take your fluffball on a road trip, the following few pointers will go a long way to reduce the holiday anxiety for your cat.
Besides a reliable carrier, portable litter, and plenty of food your cat will need comfort items.
And no, I’m not referring to “mice-cream”!
Let’s have a look at the do’s and don’ts of traveling with your cat on a long-distance trip.
Stress is not only bad for the human race, but it is just as bad for Whiskers. And unfortunately, traveling is a common trigger for stress. Mind you, in some humans too!
We even squeeze in some shopping before we go. Don’t we just love to shop for our upcoming holiday? But in this case, it’s not a matter of how one size fits all. Shop for yourself, but not for Whiskers.
Whiskers will be far more comfortable with his/her everyday belongings from home than fabulous new mouse toys or any other newbie. S/he will feel less disrupted on the road. Familiar smells can help to keep Whiskers calm.
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