If you plan on flying and want to bring your cat along, you can. However, you can’t just show up with a cat in a carrier and expect everything to go smoothly. Instead, take time to plan ahead so you and your cat will enjoy the trip as much as possible.

First, get a cat carrier. Consider a soft one so it can squeeze under a plane seat easier. Second, contact the airline to get all information necessary for transporting your cat safely with you in the plane cabin. Third, contact your veterinarian to consider ways to de-stress a cat in an unfamiliar setting such as a busy airport.

With a little foresight, you can make flying with your cat enjoyable for both of you. To learn more tips about flying with your cat, click here.