Cats and Car Rides: Here's the Deal

September 04, 2020

Cats and Car Rides: Here's the Deal

Are you thinking of taking your kitty on a road trip? 

If you've been bitten by the travel bug, you'd want to take your feline friend on a trip with you as well. I've been following many people on instagram who love taking their kitties out on hikes and trips.

While their cats are happy in the car, mine seems to hate it.

So, this blog post was inspired by my cat's sheer hatred of a moving vehicle and how you can make a car comfortable for your cat.

Best to Keep the Kitty Out of Your Way

First and foremost, I want you to understand how important it is for you to keep your kitty restrained in the car during the ride---just as you are with your seatbelt. There are no rules for feline safety in the car. 

However, keeping your cat restrained can prove to be life-saving. 

You can let your kitty roam about in the car when it’s not running or in motion. However, if the car is in motion, keep your kitty restrained in a crate. 

This means that your cat won’t distract the driver and let them concentrate on the road. Not just that, cats tend to feel stressed during car rides and keeping them in their crate helps keep them calm and relaxed. 

Get Things That'll Make Your Kitty Comfortable

There are a lot of products available on the market that help keep your cat safe during a car ride. We recommend you buy a carrier or crate that has a comfortable blanket inside to keep your kitty calm and relaxed. 

Getting one that can be placed as well as secured on your car seat is a good idea. 

A good cat carrier is one which allows your kitty to not only lay down in but to turn around and stand in. It makes your feline friend more comfortable which is excellent. If you’ve got multiple cats, the carrier should be big enough to accomodate all of them comfortably. 

You can also buy a cat booster seat on the market! 

Get a High-Quality Pet Carrier!

Experts are of the opinion that a  a hard-sided kennel style carrier is the safest choice for kitties---even when on the front seat even when the airbags deployed in the case of an accident.  

Does your kitty like to travel with you in the car? Let us know in the comments.


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