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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 Manx shipping

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

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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 Manx, 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 Manx 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 Manx Cat: Feline Friends on the Move

Breed Characteristics

The Manx cat, a breed known for its distinctive taillessness, possesses a friendly, playful nature that makes it a cherished companion. Their taillessness is due to a genetic mutation, resulting in varying tail lengths from rumpy, completely tailless, to stumpy, a small stub of a tail. This unique breed tends to form strong bonds with their families, often displaying a dog-like loyalty. The Manx's social and curious demeanor means they generally adapt well to new situations, including travel, provided their comfort and safety needs are met.

Size and Care Requirements

Manx cats are medium-sized, with fully grown adults weighing between 8 to 12 pounds. They have a compact, muscular build and come in both short and long hair varieties. Their grooming needs are relatively minimal, requiring regular brushing to remove loose hair and prevent mats, especially in long-haired individuals. When transporting a Manx cat, ensuring their carrier is spacious enough for them to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably is crucial. Additionally, their unique spine structure, a result of their taillessness, means care should be taken during handling to avoid injury.

Health and Safety Protocols

Before embarking on any journey, it is essential to ensure the Manx cat's health and wellbeing are prioritized. A veterinary check-up is recommended to certify that the cat is fit for travel. Specific health concerns associated with the breed, such as spinal and skeletal issues due to their unique taillessness, should be closely monitored. It's also crucial to ensure all vaccinations are up to date, and a health certificate is obtained if crossing state lines, as this is a common requirement.

How to prepare your Manx 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

Preparing your Manx cat for travel includes ensuring that their medical records are complete and up-to-date. Essential vaccinations, such as rabies, distemper, and calicivirus, should be administered well in advance of the journey. Make sure to obtain a copy of the cat's medical records and a current health certificate from your veterinarian, as these documents may be required during travel.

Identification and Security

Proper identification is paramount when traveling with your Manx cat. A secure collar with an ID tag displaying your contact information is essential. For additional security, consider microchipping your cat, as it offers a permanent method of identification. Ensure that the microchip registry has your current contact details.

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Travel Comforts for Manx Cat

To make the journey as comfortable as possible for your Manx cat, include familiar items in their travel carrier, like their favorite blanket or a toy. These items can provide comfort and reduce stress. It's also advisable to use a sturdy, well-ventilated carrier to ensure safety and proper airflow.

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 Manx Cats

Stress Reduction Strategies

Reducing stress during travel is crucial for the well-being of your Manx cat. Acclimate them to their carrier several days before the trip by allowing them to explore it at their leisure. During travel, covering the carrier with a lightweight blanket can create a calming, den-like environment. Additionally, the use of pheromone sprays and calming blankets can significantly diminish stress.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

Maintain your Manx cat's regular feeding schedule as closely as possible during travel. Offer small meals to avoid an upset stomach, and always provide fresh water. For longer trips, incorporate breaks for your cat to use a portable litter box. Familiarizing your cat with the portable box before the journey can help reduce any potential reluctance to use it during travel.

Climate and Comfort

Manx cats are susceptible to temperature changes due to their dense fur. Ensure the vehicle remains at a comfortable temperature, avoiding extremes of hot or cold. During warmer months, never leave your Manx alone in a car, as temperatures can quickly become fatal. In colder climates, provide extra blankets for warmth.

After the Journey: Settling In Your Manx Cat

Acclimating to New Spaces

Once you've reached your destination, allow your Manx cat to gradually acclimate to the new environment. Start by confining them to a small, quiet area with familiar items, and slowly introduce them to larger areas of the home as they become more comfortable. This gradual approach helps reduce stress and eases their transition.

Post-Travel Health Check

Monitoring your Manx cat’s health after travel is essential. Watch for signs of stress or illness, such as refusing to eat, hiding, or gastrointestinal issues. If any concerns arise, consult a veterinarian promptly to ensure your cat's post-travel adjustment is smooth and healthy.

Maintaining Well-being

After travel, strive to return to your Manx cat’s routine as quickly as possible, including feeding, play, and litter box schedules. Consistency helps your cat feel secure and promotes their overall well-being in their new surroundings, allowing them to thrive post-journey.

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