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    How to Transport Kittens

    Articlegeneral cat adviceThursday 07 April 2011

    When looking for kittens for sale, it is important to remember that there will be times where pet transport will be necessary. This could be used for taking the cat to the vet, or to a place to stay when you go away. Whatever the reason, cat carriers will have to be used at some point. Unfortunately, this moving about is something that most kittens just do not like and life can be made hard at the attempt of getting him in the carrier. See the following guide on successfully transporting your kitten in a cat carrier in a less stressful way for both you and your pet.


    Kittens for Sale – Buying Carriers

    One of the most important items you will need when owning a kitten is a cat carrier. These can be made from different materials including wicker, metal and plastic, with prices varying between £20 and £60. money can be saved on second-hand items. When picking out cat carriers, remember to think about the amount of space kittens have: the more, the better. For longer journeys, there are cat carriers available that incorporate food and water bowls.


    Pet Transport – Training Kittens

    You will have to make sure that your cat is totally comfortable with the cat carrier before you make any sort of journey because they will protest a lot at first. For this reason, it is important to get this training out of the way as soon as you can so that if there is an emergency, the cat will not cause problems getting inside.


    Leave the carrier lying around with the door open so that the kitten can get used to it. Ideally, the cat should feel comfortable enough to sleep in it with some bedding. A minimum of three days should be given for the cat to become accustomed to the cat carrier before a journey is made.


    Pet Transport – The Journey

    When transporting your cat in a car, place cat carriers in a safe and secure spot in the vehicle. There are some carriers available that are designed to be strapped in to a seatbelt. Others can be placed in the foot well. Never place your cat in the boot. Be sure to drive smoothly so that the cat does not get knocked about, or fall out of the carrier. 

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