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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 British Shorthair shipping

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

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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 British Shorthair, 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 British Shorthair 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 British Shorthair: Feline Friends on the Move

Breed Characteristics

British Shorthairs, renowned for their calm and friendly demeanor, make excellent travel companions. This breed's easygoing nature means they are generally less stressed by changes in their environment compared to more sensitive breeds. However, their curiosity and playful tendencies necessitate that special attention be given to keep them entertained and comfortable during transportation. Understanding these traits is crucial in planning a smooth and comfortable journey for your British Shorthair.

Size and Care Requirements

British Shorthairs are a sturdy and muscular breed, with adult males typically weighing between 9-17 pounds and females slightly less. Their dense coat requires regular grooming to prevent matting, especially during travel. Special considerations for their comfort include providing enough space for movement and a comfortable area to rest. Moreover, ensuring the carrier allows for proper ventilation is essential for maintaining their well-being during transport.

Health and Safety Protocols

Before embarking on any journey, it's important to ensure your British Shorthair is in good health. A thorough veterinary check-up is recommended to identify any underlying health issues. Also crucial is adhering to a vaccination schedule to prevent common feline diseases. Implementing safety measures, such as secure carriers and regular rest stops, is vital for the health and safety of your British Shorthair during transportation.

How to prepare your British Shorthair 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

Documentation of your British Shorthair’s medical history and up-to-date vaccination records are essential for safe travel, especially across state lines or internationally. Key vaccinations include rabies, feline calicivirus, and feline herpesvirus. Ensuring your cat’s medical records are easily accessible can facilitate a smoother travel process and help in emergencies.

Identification and Security

Proper identification is crucial for the safety of your British Shorthair during transport. A well-fitted collar with an ID tag displaying your contact information, combined with microchipping, offers a layer of security. This ensures that, in the unlikely event your pet becomes separated from you, they can be quickly identified and returned safely.

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Travel Comforts for British Shorthair

To make your British Shorthair’s journey as stress-free as possible, pack a travel kit with familiar items like their favorite bedding, toys, and even a piece of clothing with your scent. Providing these familiar comforts can significantly reduce stress and make the transportation experience much more pleasant for your beloved cat.

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 British Shorthair Cats

Stress Reduction Strategies

Minimizing stress for your British Shorthair during travel is essential for their well-being. Utilizing pheromone sprays within the carrier can have a calming effect. Additionally, covering the carrier with a lightweight blanket can create a sense of security and privacy, further reducing anxiety levels during the journey.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

Maintain your British Shorthair's regular feeding schedule as much as possible during travel, and ensure access to fresh water. For longer trips, portable and disposable litter boxes are convenient solutions, allowing your cat to maintain their hygiene routine comfortably.

Climate and Comfort

Due to their dense fur, British Shorthairs can overheat in warm climates. Ensuring the travel environment is well-ventilated and cool is crucial. Keep the carrier away from direct sunlight and consider a battery-operated fan for additional air circulation, ensuring a comfortable temperature throughout the journey.

After the Journey: Settling In Your British Shorthair

Acclimating to New Spaces

Once at your destination, provide a quiet space for your British Shorthair to adjust. Surround them with their familiar items from the travel kit to create a sense of familiarity. Gradually introduce them to the rest of the new environment, allowing them to explore at their own pace to acclimate comfortably.

Post-Travel Health Check

Monitoring your British Shorthair's health after the journey is crucial. Look out for signs of stress or illness, such as changes in eating habits, lethargy, or unusual behavior. Consult a veterinarian if you notice any concerning symptoms to ensure your cat’s health and well-being are maintained post-travel.

Maintaining Well-being

Keep your British Shorthair’s routine as consistent as possible after arriving at your destination. Regular feeding times, play sessions, and grooming can help your cat settle into their new environment while maintaining their overall well-being. Consistency in their daily routine can greatly contribute to their happiness and comfort in a new space.

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