4 Things To Think About Moving Your Cat To A New Country

Are you and your partner thinking about moving abroad? Perhaps you’re flying solo but either way, you are probably eager to bring your furry friend with you. It’s important to explore the issues that you can face with a move like this and the steps that you must take to ensure that you can relocate your cat without any problems.

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Calming Spray Is A Must

First, you need to think about how stressful the actual trip is going to be for your cat. If you’re moving halfway around the world, the move can be incredibly traumatic for a cat or kitten. Our recommendation is that you invest in a cat calming spray. There are lots of these available on the market, so make sure that you do explore the reviews before you choose the right one for you. Calming treats are another possibility and it’s worth trying different options for your cat by taking them on a car trip.

Get The Right Carrier

When you’re carrying a cat through an airport or any other transport link, the right bag will be essential. These come in a wide range of different styles and sizes and do note that most airlines require your car to have enough room to walk around. This does limit your options a little but it’s in the best interest of your animal. You can also choose a cat carrier that looks more like a duffle bag. This can be useful if you want to make sure that you can carry your cat around in a more discreet fashion. It can be useful when you’re using other forms of transport like taxis at your destination.

Legal Requirements

There are always going to be legal requirements when you are moving your cat abroad. It’s important to take this as seriously as arranging something like your K3 visa. It’s important to understand that if you don’t get the right paperwork, then your cat is not going to be allowed into the country that you are moving to. Your cat can also get stuck in quarantine and this can be a nightmare for both you and the animal. Make sure that you do research the individual requirements of the country you’re moving to. Everything must be sorted before you think about stepping foot on the plane.

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Speak To Your Vet

Finally, you need to speak to your vet and do make sure that you have fulfilled all the medical requirements. This includes ensuring that your pet’s vaccinations are up to date. If your cat is ill, then it’s unlikely that they will be allowed to travel. You will need to wait until they have fully recovered, even if this does mean delaying a move you could have been planning for years.

We hope this helps you understand everything that you need to know about relocating your cat to a new country. If you take the right steps here, then you will be able to guarantee that this is a pain-free experience for you and your feline friend.

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2 thoughts on “4 Things To Think About Moving Your Cat To A New Country

  1. retrodee says:

    We are moving cross-country and I’m planning on getting a good carrier for Holly. I will look into calming spray too. I’ve never traveled on a plane with a cat before (only by car). She’s very good but I want her to be comfortable.

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