Watch our short video on how to get your cat into a basket or a cat carrier safely, including top tips from our Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) and cat owners, Emily & Sarah.
You might need to get your cat into a cat basket or carrier in order to take them to the vets, to a cattery, or perhaps on holiday with you. There are several different types of cat baskets available in stores and online, watch our video for advice on the pros and cons of some of them.
Most cats are home lovers so any journey in the car can be stressful for them. Follow the tips in our video to learn how to minimise any stress and how to get them used to being in the basket or carrier.
If you need further help or advice on how to get your cat into a basket or carrier, or any other pet healthcare issues, you can get in touch with the Clent Hills Vets team by calling 01527 889810 or by visiting: clenthillsvets.co.uk/
Always ensure your cat basket or carrier has unobstructed air holes
Always ensure the entrance is securely fastened before travelling
Ideally you should be able to secure your cat carrier or basket in the car; avoid using the front seat as the air bag could go off and frighten or injure your cat.
Never let your cat travel loose in the car as they could distract the driver (which is a motoring offence and safety issue), plus they could easily escape as soon as any of the car doors or windows are opened.
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