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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 Exotic Shorthair shipping

Here's what you need to know about safely transporting your Exotic 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 Exotic 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 Exotic 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 Exotic Shorthair: Feline Friends on the Move

Breed Characteristics

Exotic Shorthair cats are known for their sweet, friendly, and calm demeanor, making them excellent travel companions. Their even-tempered nature means they adapt well to new scenarios, provided they feel secure and their routine is minimally disrupted. These felines are curious yet can be somewhat reserved in unfamiliar situations. Understanding their need for a serene environment will help in making their transportation smooth and less stressful.

Size and Care Requirements

Exotic Shorthair cats are medium-sized, typically weighing between 7-14 pounds, with a plush, dense coat that requires regular grooming to keep it in top condition. During transit, it's pivotal to ensure their space is comfortable and not overly cramped, aligning with their size requirements. A carrier that allows them to stand and turn around easily is essential. Their brachycephalic (flat-faced) features mean they can be prone to respiratory issues, so ensuring good ventilation within their carrier is crucial for their comfort and health.

Health and Safety Protocols

Prior to transportation, it’s important to conduct a thorough health check, including an assessment of their unique respiratory system to ensure they’re fit for travel. Providing a safe, escape-proof carrier is paramount, as Exotic Shorthairs can be quite clever when it comes to seeking out cozy hiding spots. Ensuring they have a calm and secure environment will mitigate risk and keep them safe during their journey.

How to prepare your Exotic 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

Up-to-date medical records and vaccinations are essential for transporting your Exotic Shorthair. Required vaccinations typically include rabies, FVRCP (feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and panleukopenia), and any other vaccinations recommended by your veterinarian. A recent health certificate might also be required, especially for interstate or international travel, confirming your cat is free from contagious diseases and fit for the journey ahead.

Identification and Security

Secure identification is critical for the safety of your Exotic Shorthair during transport. A well-fitting collar with an ID tag displaying your contact information, along with microchipping, provides double protection in case your pet somehow escapes. Ensure all information is current and easily readable to facilitate a swift reunion should you and your pet become separated.

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Travel Comforts for Exotic Shorthair

To ensure a stress-free journey for your Exotic Shorthair, include familiar items in their travel kit, such as their favorite bedding, toys, and even a piece of your clothing to comfort them with your scent. Soft, absorbent bedding will also help absorb any accidents, keeping them comfortable throughout 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 Exotic Shorthair Cats

Stress Reduction Strategies

Implementing stress reduction strategies is key for a calm travel experience. Familiarize your Exotic Shorthair with their carrier well in advance of the trip, allowing them to view it as a safe space. On travel days, using pheromone sprays or a calming blanket can significantly reduce anxiety levels, making the journey more pleasant for them and you.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

Maintain your Exotic Shorthair's regular feeding schedule as closely as possible, opting for light meals before the trip to prevent discomfort. Portable litter solutions, such as disposable or travel-sized litter boxes, allow your cat to answer nature's call in a familiar and sanitary manner.

Climate and Comfort

Given their thick coats, maintaining a comfortable climate is necessary to prevent overheating. Ensure the carrier is well-ventilated and never placed in direct sunlight. If traveling by car, maintaining a steady interior temperature and providing fresh, cool air through air conditioning or cracked windows can help keep your Exotic Shorthair comfortable.

After the Journey: Settling In Your Exotic Shorthair

Acclimating to New Spaces

Once at your destination, provide a quiet, enclosed space where your Exotic Shorthair can feel secure as they adjust. Gradually introduce them to larger areas of their new environment, allowing them to explore at their own pace. Familiar scents, toys, and bedding can aid in making them feel at home more quickly.

Post-Travel Health Check

Monitoring your Exotic Shorthair's health following transportation is crucial. Look out for signs of distress or disorder, such as refusal to eat, changes in bathroom habits, or unusual behavior. If any concerns arise, consulting with a veterinarian promptly will ensure your pet remains healthy and happy.

Maintaining Well-being

Keep your Exotic Shorthair's routine as consistent as possible in their new environment to promote well-being. Regular feeding times, play, and attention will help them adjust and thrive. Remember, the comfort and familiarity of routine provide a sense of security for your feline companion, easing their transition after the journey.

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