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- Feed your cat about four to six hours before their flight is due. This leaves your cat ample time to use their litter box and also avoids possible travel sickness in cases where the airport is some distance from your home.
- Allow your cat a drink of water before heading off to the airport.
- Spray some Feliway on the bedding and in addition to this, put an item of clothing that you have worn, such as a T-shirt, in the travel carrier. This will relieve some of the separation anxiety that your cat might be feeling during the long flight.
- Most carriers come equipped with compartments that have space for dry food and treats. Label your carrier with your destination address, telephone number, email address, your name, your pet’s name.
- It is a good idea to take a photo of your cat before the flight to keep with you.
- Line the bottom of the carrier with wee wee pads in case of a litterbox accident. This will ensure that the top blanket is kept dry and your cat is kept comfortable.