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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 Bombay shipping

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

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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 Bombay, 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 Bombay 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 Bombay Cat: Feline Friends on the Move

Breed Characteristics

The Bombay Cat is a charming and affectionate breed, known for its striking black coat and captivating copper eyes. These felines often display dog-like behaviors, such as following their owners around and eagerly greeting visitors, which can influence their transportation needs. Their sociable nature means they might require more attention and reassurance during transport compared to more independent breeds. Additionally, their vocal tendencies might necessitate a quiet and peaceful travel environment to keep them calm.

Size and Care Requirements

Bombay Cats are medium-sized, generally weighing between 8 to 15 pounds, with a muscular build that belies their sleek appearance. When transporting Bombay Cats, it's essential to consider their comfort, opting for carriers that provide ample space for movement. Their short hair requires minimal grooming, but during transport, a soft, easily cleanable blanket can help manage shedding and provide a sense of security. Special considerations for their bright copper eyes might include keeping the carrier well-ventilated to prevent irritation from changing air quality.

Health and Safety Protocols

Prior to transportation, it's vital to ensure that your Bombay Cat is in good health, with a particular focus on respiratory health due to their brachycephalic face shape. A health certificate from a veterinarian should confirm they're fit for travel. Safety measures during transit should include secure carriers specifically designed for pets, to protect them in case of sharp movements or impacts, and regular stops for hydration and stretch breaks if embarking on a longer journey.

How to prepare your Bombay 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

Having up-to-date medical records and vaccination documents is crucial when transporting your Bombay Cat. Essential vaccinations such as Rabies, Feline Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, and Feline Rhinotracheitis should be current, with paperwork readily available during travel. This preparation not only ensures your cat's health but is also a requirement for many transport services.

Identification and Security

Effective identification methods are fundamental for the safety of your Bombay Cat during transportation. Along with a secure, well-fitting collar that includes your contact information, consider microchipping as an added layer of security. Microchips provide a permanent form of ID that can greatly increase the chances of reunion should your pet accidentally escape during travel.

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Travel Comforts for Bombay Cat

To ensure a stress-free journey for your Bombay Cat, include a travel kit with familiar items such as their favourite bedding, a toy, and possibly an article with your scent. These items can help calm your pet by providing the comfort and reassurance of home. Additionally, portable litter trays and accessible water containers are also essential for their well-being during the trip.

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 Bombay Cats

Stress Reduction Strategies

Reducing stress for Bombay Cats during transit can be achieved through familiar scents and soothing sounds. Pheromone sprays or diffusers can create a calming environment, while soft, familiar music or voice recordings can provide comfort. Ensuring that the travel space is quiet and away from loud noises can also help keep your feline friend relaxed.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

Maintain your Bombay Cat's feeding routine as close to normal as possible to avoid gastrointestinal upset. Offering meals at their usual times but in smaller quantities can help. Portable, disposable litter boxes allow for familiar, clean bathroom spaces, ensuring your pet's comfort and hygiene during the journey.

Climate and Comfort

Considering the Bombay Cat's short, dense coat, maintaining an ambient temperature in the vehicle is important to prevent overheating or chill. A climate-controlled environment that mimics their home setting will help keep your Bombay Cat comfortable, regardless of the season.

After the Journey: Settling In Your Bombay Cat

Acclimating to New Spaces

Allow your Bombay Cat to explore their new surroundings at their own pace, keeping the environment calm and quiet. Initially confining them to one room with their familiar items before gradually introducing them to the rest of the space can help ease the transition.

Post-Travel Health Check

After travel, closely monitor your Bombay Cat for any signs of stress or illness, such as changes in eating habits or behavior. A post-journey veterinary check-up can ensure they've weathered the trip without any negative impacts on their health.

Maintaining Well-being

Keeping your Bombay Cat's routine consistent in their new environment is key to promoting their overall well-being. Regular meal times, play sessions, and affection will help them adjust quickly and reinforce the bond between you and your cherished companion.

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