Away from Home

At the BlogPaws conference, this sign alerted hotel staff to the presence of a cat inside the room.

At the BlogPaws conference, this sign alerted hotel staff to the presence of a cat inside the room.

In spite of 20+ years as professional travel writers, we’re going to be the first to admit this: we don’t travel with our cats. Our cats are homebodies and glad of it. They have their catio so they can safely enjoy a taste of the outdoors, a house full of toys and perches, and, if we’re traveling overnight, an attentive cat sitter.

But we also know some people do travel with their cats—and that travel doesn’t only mean a dream vacation. Travel also includes:

  • trips to the vet’s office
  • a move to a new home
  • visiting relatives or friends with your cat
  • evacuation from storms and natural disasters
  • a temporary move from the home for renovations or household repairs

Cat Travel Tips

How to Obtain a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) If you’ll be crossing state lines, you’ll want to obtain a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection or CVI for each of your cats. Here’s how.
Setting Up a Safe Room for Your New Cat or Kitten Whether you’re staying in a hotel room or a new home, setting up a “safe room” for your cat is the best way to get him acclimated and keep him safe.

Evacuating with Your Cat

Involuntary travel–such as evacuation due to flood, fire, tornado, hurricane, or other natural disaster–is a real risk, no matter where you live. Are you prepared to evacuate with your cats? Check our special Evacuating with Your Cats section for information on making preparations.

Cat Sitters & Cat Boarding

When your cat needs to stay home without you, what should you do to make sure your cat is healthy and happy in your absence? See our special section on Cat Sitters & Cat Boarding for tips.

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