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3 cat travel supplies you can’t leave home without

Traveling with your cat can be fun, but it’s also important to be prepared for some of the challenges that a car ride or other adventure can bring. Being stocked up on the right cat travel supplies, including a cat car seat and portable litter box, makes it easier to care for your cat while you travel. If your cat’s never been on a big trip before, start off with little ones around the neighborhood to get him used to being in the car and going places. Over time, you can expand your trips, going farther for longer. The following cat travel supplies can help ensure you’re well equipped for your trip.

SP Dog & Cat Car Seat Crate

A must-have for longer car trips, the SP Dog & Cat Car Seat Crate gives your cat plenty of room to stretch his legs, lounge around, and move about during the ride. This crate is designed to fit in your car’s back seat. It features two openings and helps keep your cat secure during the trip, while still being much larger than a traditional cat carrier. The enclosed crate gives your kitty plenty of visibility, thanks to a front mesh panel, so he can enjoy the view. Headrest straps and seat belt loops keep the crate securely anchored. It measures 45.25 inches long by 18.75 inches high by 17.25 inches wide for plenty of space. It folds flat for convenient storage.

Necoichi Portable Cat Litter Box

The Necoichi Portable Cat Litter Box makes it easy to go anywhere with your kitty. Ideal for long road trips or vacations, the box folds flat when it’s not needed, and it snaps shut to keep it secure during transportation. The waterproof liner is seamless and easy to clean, and helps prevent leaks. When you need to use the box, just pop it open and fill it with litter. It measures 15 by 11 by 5.1 inches and weighs just 1.17 pounds, so it won’t add bulk or weight to your luggage. When you’re not on the road, this box can act as a backup litter box.

Ark Naturals Happy Traveler Dog & Cat Capsules

Traveling can be stressful for any cat, and motion sickness can really put a damper on your trip. Ark Naturals Happy Traveler Dog & Cat Capsules are designed to help your traveling pet better navigate the stress. The capsules feature all-natural ingredients, including German chamomile, L-tryptophan, and valerian, to create calming support for your anxious kitty. They’re non-habit forming and have no known side effects, so you can promote a calm demeanor in your cat during your travels with no fear he’ll start to crave them. This supplement is made in the U.S., and it’s free of corn, soy, wheat, and artificial colors and preservatives. In addition to being useful for travel, the capsules are ideal during thunderstorms, fireworks, and trips to the vet.

In addition to these travel supplies, don’t forget other necessities like plenty of your cat’s food and any medications he might be on. If you’ll be boarding your cat at any point during the trip or plan to fly, then be sure to talk with your vet to get your cat’s vaccines updated. You’ll probably also need a health certificate, but verify the requirements with the airline or boarding facility. No matter where you’re headed, don’t forget to pack your cat’s favorite bed, blanket, toys, and other supplies, so you can make your destination — and the road — feel a bit more like home.

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