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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 Highlander shipping

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

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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 Highlander, 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 Highlander 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 Highlander Cat: Feline Friends on the Move

Breed Characteristics

The Highlander cat, known for its remarkable ears, strong physical build, and friendly nature, presents unique considerations when it comes to transportation. Reputed for their playful disposition and loyalty, these cats form strong bonds with their owners, making any transportation experience emotionally significant for them. Understanding their need for interaction and mental stimulation is key when planning a move. A well-thought-out travel plan can mitigate the stress associated with change, leading to a smoother transition for these affectionate felines.

Size and Care Requirements

Highlander Cats are generally larger and have more robust builds than many other domestic cats. They require ample space to move and stretch, especially during long travels. Due to their size, a spacious carrier that allows them to stand and turn around comfortably is essential. Being a highly active breed, incorporating breaks during the journey for play and exercise can greatly enhance their comfort. Additionally, maintaining their grooming routine during travel helps in managing their thick fur, preventing matting and discomfort.

Health and Safety Protocols

Prioritizing health and safety is paramount when transporting Highlander Cats. A comprehensive veterinary check-up to confirm fitness for travel is recommended, including an evaluation for any signs of stress or anxiety that might require attention. Pre-travel identification of temperature-controlled and well-ventilated environments is essential to ensure the well-being of your Highlander during transit, given their dense coat and susceptibility to overheating.

How to prepare your Highlander 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

Securing and updating all medical records and vaccination documentation is a crucial step in preparing your Highlander Cat for transit. Ensure your pet is up-to-date with all necessary vaccinations, especially those required by your destination or transit points. A health certificate issued by a veterinarian close to the travel date often serves as a testament to your cat's fitness for travel, offering peace of mind and facilitating a hassle-free journey.

Identification and Security

Proper identification for your Highlander Cat through collars, tags, and microchipping becomes especially crucial during travel. The unique identification number in a microchip offers an additional layer of security, ensuring your pet can be promptly returned to you in case of separation. Select a durable, easy-to-read tag for the collar, listing contact information that remains accessible throughout your journey.

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Travel Comforts for Highlander Cat

To ensure a stress-free journey for your Highlander Cat, a travel kit equipped with familiar items from home can make a significant difference. Soft bedding, favorite toys, and even clothing with your scent can offer comfort and security in new environments. Additionally, maintaining a consistent meal schedule with their standard food prevents gastrointestinal distress, enhancing their travel experience.

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 Highlander Cats

Stress Reduction Strategies

Utilizing pheromone sprays and calming blankets can significantly minimize stress for your Highlander Cat during transit. Acclimating them to their travel carrier weeks before departure, through positive associations and gradual exposure, can also ease travel anxiety, making them feel more secure in the mobile environment.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

Maintain regular feeding routines as much as possible to create a sense of normalcy for your Highlander Cat. Compact, disposable litter boxes are convenient for travel, allowing you to manage your cat's sanitary needs efficiently. Monitoring water intake to ensure hydration, yet preventing overconsumption before travel, can help in managing bathroom breaks.

Climate and Comfort

Given the Highlander Cat's thick fur, ensuring a comfortable travel climate is essential. Opt for air-conditioned environments where possible, and avoid direct sunlight on the travel carrier. Adaptable bedding that can provide warmth or increase airflow, depending on the temperature, helps in maintaining a consistent and comfortable environment throughout the journey.

After the Journey: Settling In Your Highlander Cat

Acclimating to New Spaces

Once you've reached your destination, offering your Highlander Cat a gradual introduction to their new surroundings can ease their adjustment. Establish a quiet, enclosed space with their belongings from home, allowing them to explore at their own pace. A calm and patient approach, coupled with routine and affection, reinforces a sense of security and belonging.

Post-Travel Health Check

Monitoring your cat's health after travel is crucial for early detection of any distress or discomfort they might experience. Watch for signs of stress or illness, such as lack of appetite, behavioral changes, or digestive issues. A follow-up veterinary visit can ensure any post-travel concerns are promptly addressed, maintaining your Highlander Cat's health and happiness.

Maintaining Well-being

Keeping a consistent routine in the new environment helps in stabilizing your Highlander Cat's sense of security. Maintaining regular feeding, playtime, and grooming schedules play a vital role in their overall well-being. Staying attentive to their needs and providing love and reassurance as they adjust cements the bond between you and your feline friend, ensuring a smooth transition into their new life.

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