Most owners have trouble taking their cat to the vet. Imagine taking your cat in an airplane across the country in a trip that will take hours. That can be a frightening experience so you might want to learn from someone who has done it.

if you need to plan for a long trip, carrying your cat, get your cat used to sitting in a cat carrier. Take your cat out for short trips so it gradually gets used to the scent and feel of being confined in a cat carrier.

Make sure you get any necessary paperwork for a cat at the airports you plan to visit. Keep in mind that you’ll need to take your cat through the metal detector security check point, so invest in a harness and a leash and practice putting it on your cat. The basic lesson is that the more you plan ahead, the less stress traveling with your cat will take on both you and your feline.

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