European Shorthair cat Transport Service

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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.

Successful European Shorthair transports from our marketplace

ShipmentLocationDistanceCost
Tobias shipped Alan & PhillipLand O' Lakes, FLPlattsburgh, NYrating1403 mi$700.00
Jacob shipped HarveyDenver, COLos Angeles, CArating1017 mi$900.00
Sydney shipped Fred & NeemaLos Angeles, CAFoley, LArating1868 mi$500.00
Jacob shipped Henry And StellaSan Diego, CAFort Drum, NYrating2771 mi$799.00
Birman shipped SalemMadisonville, TNLansing, MIrating619 mi$350.00
Devin Squares shipped EllieHampton, VARosedale, INrating781 mi$500.00
Dakota Williams shipped Oj And LeviReno, NVSt. Louis, MOrating1839 mi$750.00
Danielle shipped Monte And EbaCarlsbad, CAAustin, TXrating1324 mi$933.00
Lisa J Root shipped Autumn & HerbertBremerton, WAKennewick, WArating258 mi$350.00

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What determines the cost of European Shorthair shipping

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

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Mode of transportation

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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.

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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.

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Pet size

Smaller pets are easier – and less expensive – to transport. If you’re flying your European 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.

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Health clearance and travel equipment

The first step to transporting your European 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 European Shorthair: Feline Friends on the Move

Breed Characteristics

The European Shorthair, known for its robust health and adaptable nature, makes an excellent travel companion. This breed boasts an even-tempered demeanor, crucial for reducing stress during journeys. Understanding their characteristically curious and playful personality can help in preparing a stimulating yet comforting travel environment.

Size and Care Requirements

European Shorthairs are of medium size, generally weighing between 7 and 15 pounds. Their care during transport should focus on maintaining routine and comfort. Ample space to move, access to water, and a secure but visible carrier can make all the difference in their travel experience, considering their active and curious nature.

Health and Safety Protocols

Ensuring your European Shorthair's safety during transit involves up-to-date vaccinations and a thorough vet check-up to detect any underlying health conditions. Special attention should be given to their unique needs, such as their dense fur's susceptibility to overheating, by ensuring well-ventilated and climate-controlled transport.

How to prepare your European 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

Before embarking on your journey, compile all necessary medical records, including proof of rabies vaccination and a recent health certificate. Familiarizing yourself with the specific requirements of your destination will streamline the travel process, ensuring your European Shorthair's entry is as smooth as their coat.

Identification and Security

Securing your European Shorthair with a collar and an updated ID tag is a primary step. Microchipping provides an additional layer of security, offering peace of mind that, should they wander, they can be easily identified and returned to you. Ensure all information is current and clearly legible.

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Travel Comforts for European Shorthair

To mitigate travel anxiety, pack a comfort kit that includes their favorite blanket, toys, and even a piece of your clothing. Familiar scents can significantly calm nerves, turning a potentially stressful journey into a cozy adventure for your European Shorthair.

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 European Shorthair Cats

Stress Reduction Strategies

Utilizing pheromone sprays and introducing a calming scent into their carrier can be beneficial. Ensure the travel carrier is a safe, familiar space by allowing your cat to explore it in the days leading up to departure, associating it with positive experiences.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

Maintain usual feeding schedules as closely as possible and ensure access to fresh water. Portable litter box solutions with familiar litter can greatly ease the discomfort of travel for your European Shorthair, reflecting their need for cleanliness and routine.

Climate and Comfort

European Shorthairs are adaptable but consider their dense coat when maintaining a comfortable environment. Avoid direct sunlight and overly warm conditions in the vehicle, utilizing air conditioning or fans to circulate air, keeping your feline friend comfortable.

After the Journey: Settling In Your European Shorthair

Acclimating to New Spaces

Upon arrival, allow your European Shorthair to explore their new environment at their own pace. Setting up a familiar-feeling space with their toys, bedding, and even arranging the room similarly to their previous environment can help them adjust more quickly and reduce anxiety.

Post-Travel Health Check

Monitor your European Shorthair for any signs of travel-related stress or illness, such as changes in eating habits or behavior. Consultation with a vet for a post-travel check-up can ensure that your cat remains healthy and happy after the journey.

Maintaining Well-being

Keeping routines consistent in the new environment is key to your European Shorthair's well-being. Regular playtime, consistent feeding schedules, and ample affection will reassure your pet, making the transition smoother for both of you.

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