Guide to safe travel with your cat

Traveling with your cat can be a rewarding but stressful experience. It is crucial to prepare your feline companion for the trip to ensure their safety and comfort.

  1. Preparation before travel:

  • Vaccinations and veterinary examinations: Make sure your cat is up to date with vaccinations and has had a recent veterinary exam.

  • Identification: Your cat must have a microchip and a collar with an identification tag.

  • Familiarization with the carrier: Let your cat get used to its carrier by leaving it open at home a few days before traveling.

  1. During the trip:
  • Safety in the vehicle: A well-secured carrier is essential. Never leave your cat free in the vehicle.
  • Breaks and hydration: Offer water regularly and allow breaks so your cat can use the litter box.
  • Temperature and ventilation: Make sure the vehicle is well ventilated and maintain a comfortable temperature.

  1. Arrival and acclimatization:
  • Quiet environment: Give your cat time to get used to its new environment.
  • Safety and comfort: Make sure the area is secure and that your cat has access to its litter box, food, water, and a comfortable place to rest.


Safe travel with your cat requires preparation and patience. By following these tips, you can ensure a stress-free trip for you and your feline companion.

Sources :

  • Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA)

  • Association of Cat Veterinarians of France (AVCF)

  • International Feline Federation (FIF)