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Your cat is so much more than four legs and a tail — they’re members of your family and best friends for life. We’re proud to be the nation’s top-rated and leading service for cat transportation.

Our unique process matches you with a fleet of pre-screened drivers with prior experience at transporting cats, with strong emphasis on your pet's comfort and safety.

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What determines the cost of American Bobtail shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your American Bobtail.

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Ground and air travel have different associated costs. Flying is typically the fastest option, but also the most expensive and taxing on your pet.

Travel distance

The further you need to transport your pet, the more it'll cost. If you're using ground transportation, you'll have to factor in fuel costs, lodging, meals on the road and wear-and-tear on your vehicle. These costs are applicable whether you drive the pet yourself or you hire a transporter through CitizenShipper. Airlines charge more for longer plane rides as well. This is due to the cost of fuel and the need compensate pilots and flight attendants.

Pet size

Smaller pets are easier – and less expensive – to transport. If you’re flying your American Bobtail, they’ll need to travel in the cargo hold if they’re over 20 pounds. You’ll also need to buy a USDA-approved crate, which can cost around $200. With ground transport, it’s easier for drivers to accommodate small pets.

Health clearance and travel equipment

The first step to transporting your American Bobtail is ensuring they’re healthy enough to travel. Most species require a vet-issued health certificate to cross state lines. This will cost $50 to $300. You’ll likely need to purchase some equipment too – such as a crate and travel supplies.

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Transporting Your American Bobtail: Feline Friends on the Move

Breed Characteristics

The American Bobtail, known for its distinctive stubby tail and playful disposition, requires thoughtful consideration during transportation. This breed is highly intelligent, adaptable, and possesses an uncanny knack for overcoming new challenges, which can be beneficial when adjusting to travel conditions. However, their strong attachment to their owners means they might experience anxiety if separated for long durations. Understanding these characteristics is essential in preparing for a smooth transit experience for your furry companion.

Size and Care Requirements

American Bobtails are medium to large cats, with males typically weighing between 12 to 16 pounds and females slightly smaller. Their robust frame and muscular build demand spacious carriers that allow them movement and comfort during travel. These cats have a moderate to high activity level and a coat that varies in length and care requirements. Ensuring a carrier that accommodates their size comfortably, along with regular grooming before travel can mitigate stress and maintain their well-being.

Health and Safety Protocols

Before embarking on any journey, it is imperative to ensure your American Bobtail is in good health. A thorough vet check-up, including a current health certificate, is essential for identifying any underlying issues that could exacerbate during transportation. Additionally, acclimating your cat to their travel carrier weeks in advance can prevent the stress and anxiety associated with unfamiliar environments, safeguarding their mental and physical health throughout the transport process.

How to prepare your American Bobtail for transport

At CitizenShipper, we pride ourselves on making pet transportation a breeze. However, there are things you can do ahead of time to make your best friend’s trip safer and more comfortable.

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Talk to your veterinarian

Your pet’s safety is number one – that’s why checking in with your vet before finalizing any travel plans is essential.

Can’t make it to the vet’s office in time? Conveniently video chat with a qualified veterinarian at FirstVet – one of our amazing partners.

Here are the questions you’ll want to ask your vet:

  • Is my pet healthy enough for transport?
  • Is my pet up to date on their vaccines?
  • Is my pet’s microchip still in place and scannable?

Medical Records and Vaccinations

Compile all necessary medical records and ensure your American Bobtail is up-to-date on vaccinations, particularly rabies, FVRCP, and any relevant booster shots. These documents are crucial for cross-state travel and in the event of an emergency. Proper preparation in this area reassures the safety of your pet and simplifies the transportation process.

Identification and Security

Securing your American Bobtail with proper identification is a crucial step in preparing for travel. A collar with an ID tag containing your contact information, alongside microchipping, can immensely increase the chances of reunion if your pet happens to escape or become lost during transit. Personalized identification reassures a layer of security, providing peace of mind throughout the journey.

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Travel Comforts for American Bobtail

Creating a calming travel environment for your American Bobtail can dramatically reduce travel-induced stress. Include familiar items such as bedding, toys, and perhaps a piece of your clothing in the carrier. These familiar scents will provide comfort and a sense of security, helping to keep your cat calm and content during the journey.

Essential pet transport travel supplies include:

  • Food, bowls and fresh water
  • Collars and leashes
  • Waste bags
  • Medication
  • First-aid supplies
  • Any travel documents
  • A secure, USDA-approved travel crate

Traveling to a new place is exciting but stressful for your pet. Pack their favorite toys, a bed or a comfy blanket to help them enjoy their journey. Familiar items remind them of home and will soothe their anxiety.

Customized Travel Advice for American Bobtail Cats

Stress Reduction Strategies

Implementing stress reduction strategies is pivotal for a successful journey with your American Bobtail. Consider the use of feline pheromone sprays or calming supplements recommended by your veterinarian. Additionally, maintaining a quiet and steady temperature in the vehicle can help in keeping your cat relaxed throughout the trip.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

Adhere to a feeding schedule similar to your cat's normal routine, but avoid feeding immediately before travel to prevent motion sickness. Portable litter solutions, such as disposable trays, should be part of your travel kit, ensuring your American Bobtail's hygiene needs are met in a manner that mimics their home environment as closely as possible.

Climate and Comfort

American Bobtails are adaptable but ensuring the travel environment is not too hot or cold is crucial for their comfort. Their diverse coat types mean that some may feel colder easier than others. Maintain a vehicle temperature that approximates your household setting, ensuring their carrier is well-ventilated and shielded from direct sunlight or drafts.

After the Journey: Settling In Your American Bobtail

Acclimating to New Spaces

Upon arrival, allow your American Bobtail to explore their new environment at their own pace. Start with a smaller, enclosed space where they can feel secure and gradually introduce them to larger areas of their new home. Maintaining a consistent routine, including feeding and play times, can also help in easing their transition.

Post-Travel Health Check

Monitor your American Bobtail closely for any signs of stress or discomfort following travel. Look out for changes in appetite, behavior, or litter box usage that could indicate distress. A follow-up visit to the vet for a post-travel check-up can ensure your cat has not developed any health issues during the journey.

Maintaining Well-being

Keeping your American Bobtail’s routine consistent after travel is key to their well-being. Ensuring they have familiar items, maintaining a consistent feeding and play schedule, and providing plenty of love and attention will help them adjust to their new surroundings while preserving their health and happiness.

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