Travelling with your coated feline friend can be stressful. This is because, most of the time, your Siamese cat will not
want to get in a carrier. The best way to make a trip more enjoyable for both of you is to choose the right carrier, introduce your cat to make him comfortable in it.
Choosing a Siamese Cat Carrier
Not every cat is the same. Therefore, choosing the best option for your cat is important.
Dogaloo.com.au states that: “Cats dissatisfied with their environment in a car or other vehicle in motion can howl, yowl, experience stress and be generally unhappy. If you must take your cat to the vet, experienced stress from the trip can raise his heart rate and breathing and can also cause excessive glucose (sugar) readings of his blood sample. ”
This means choosing the best carrier for your furry friend is crucial for her health. Petplace.com identifies four key features to consider when choosing a carrier.These are ventilation, security, access and construction.
You need adequate airflow because your Siamese cat’s respiratory rate will rise from stress. Machines that have ventilation on at least three sides are best.
A secure locking system, such as a combination lock or pinch cap will ensure that your cat will be safe, especially if traveling in an airplane cargo hold.
Siamese cats tend to be more comfortable to get into their carrier if you can put them in it from the top, feet first. Pushing them in a carrier head first increases their stress.
Siamese cat carriers come with both hard sides and soft-side. There are advantages to both of these constructions. Soft-sided carriers provide more cushion for glass jar and is easier for the carrier. However, they do not provide optimal ventilation.
On the other hand, hard-sided carriers are easier to clean if a cat has an accident. However, they are bigger and heavier. In general, buying a soft-sided carrier is better for shorter trips, such as to the veterinarian. Pet Carrier Verdict provides in-depth reviews of various cat carriers
Placing your Siamese Cat in a Carrier
Follow the steps below to place your Siamese cat in the carrier.
Place your Siamese cat in a carrier and ensure that he is comfortable. Set and open transport company in your home before your trip so your cat can go in there and feel comfortable inside.
Put the carrier in a room where your cat usually does not spend a lot of time. This will make him more likely to enter and inspect the new environment. When he walks in, you can close it for a short time.
You can also attract your cat in carrier with food. For some days before and until a trip, make their food inside the carrier to get her to associate the carrier with positive things. On the day of a trip, place a treat after you put her in.
Keep a soft, warm blanket or towel on the bottom of the carrier to let your cat get comfortable.
Following the above tips will ensure you have a great trip with your Siamese cat wherever you go. If you would like to buy a cat carrier, check the new collection we have at our store.