Munchkin 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 Munchkin transports from our marketplace

ShipmentLocationDistanceCost
Doliya shipped NormaAtlanta, GACary, NCrating400 mi$420.00
Julie Carberry Pleas shipped GlindsSullivan, MOTreynor, IArating427 mi$405.00
Cristina shipped MadameDallas, TXOdessa, TXrating341 mi$699.00
Joanna Wang shipped TequilaNew York, NYMinneapolis, MNrating1196 mi$600.00
Rosalie Dieter shipped Holly And MochaBrookings, ORLas Vegas, NVrating875 mi$500.00
Amani shipped ReggieUnion City, CAFort Worth, TXrating1693 mi$600.00
Kay shipped DixieMarion, INWashington, MIrating243 mi$175.00
Jessica Deveau shipped Lil SpookyRapid City, SDSioux Falls, SDrating351 mi$250.00
Lucy shipped LittleWrens, GASavannah, GArating140 mi$125.00

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What determines the cost of Munchkin shipping

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

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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 Munchkin, 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 Munchkin 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 Munchkin Cat: Feline Friends on the Move

Breed Characteristics

Known for their short legs and long bodies, Munchkin Cats are a breed that radiates charm and curiosity. Despite their petite stature, they are incredibly agile and active. However, their unique physique necessitates special attention during transportation to prevent stress and ensure their safety. Their inquisitive nature means they might try to explore their travel surrounding; therefore, secure containment is paramount to prevent escape attempts.

Size and Care Requirements

Munchkin Cats are generally small-sized cats, weighing between 5 to 9 pounds. A comfortable carrier that allows them to stand and turn around is essential for their comfort during transport. Given their dense fur, maintaining an optimal temperature within their carrier is necessary to prevent overheating. Coupled with their playful disposition, providing toys can help keep them entertained throughout the journey.

Health and Safety Protocols

Prior to transportation, it is essential to conduct a thorough health check, paying particular attention to the Munchkin Cat's spine and legs given their unique body structure. All vaccinations should be up to date, and a health certificate from a veterinarian is highly recommended. During the journey, regular stops and checks should be made to ensure the cat remains comfortable and stress-free.

How to prepare your Munchkin 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

Ensure all medical records are current, with a particular focus on vaccinations against common diseases. Rabies, feline distemper, and calicivirus vaccinations are crucial for Munchkin Cats. Having a copy of their medical record on hand during travel can provide essential information to caregivers in case of an emergency.

Identification and Security

Even the most careful planning cannot preclude all risks, making proper identification vital. A secure collar with a tag displaying your contact information, along with microchipping your Munchkin Cat, can provide an additional layer of security. The microchip should be registered and up to date with your current contact details.

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Travel Comforts for Munchkin Cat

Creating a travel kit with your Munchkin Cat's favorite items can significantly reduce stress levels. Include a soft blanket, a favorite toy, and even a piece of clothing with your scent on it. Familiar smells can provide comfort and reassurance during uncertain travel times.

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 Munchkin Cats

Stress Reduction Strategies

Start with short, routine trips inside the carrier to acclimate your Munchkin Cat to their temporary travel home. Using pheromone sprays can mimic the smell of feline cheek gland secretions, providing a sense of familiarity and safety. Covering the carrier with a breathable cloth can also help create a calm, secure environment.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

Stick to your Munchkin Cat's regular feeding schedule as closely as possible, using travel-sized, spill-proof water and food dishes. Portable litter boxes are crucial for long distances, and it’s beneficial to train your cat to use one before embarking on your journey.

Climate and Comfort

Munchkin Cats are adaptable but prefer comfortable, stable temperatures. Ensure the travel environment is well-ventilated and neither too hot nor too cold. Carriers with climate control features or thermal bedding can help maintain a consistent and comfortable temperature throughout the journey.

After the Journey: Settling In Your Munchkin Cat

Acclimating to New Spaces

Upon arrival, provide a quiet, safe space for your Munchkin Cat to explore at their own pace. Introduce familiar items like their bedding or toys early on to help them adjust. Keep their routine consistent, particularly feeding times, to lend a sense of normalcy.

Post-Travel Health Check

Monitor your Munchkin Cat for signs of stress or discomfort following the journey, and consult a veterinarian if any health concerns arise. Pay special attention to their eating, drinking, and litter box habits in the days following travel, as changes can indicate potential issues.

Maintaining Well-being

Ensuring your Munchkin Cat's routine remains as consistent as possible in their new environment will help maintain their overall well-being. Regular playtime, affection, and attention will reassure your feline friend and support a smooth transition after travel.

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