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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 Oriental Shorthair shipping

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

Breed Characteristics

Oriental Shorthairs are known for their slender bodies, large ears, and affectionate nature. They crave interaction and can become anxious if left alone for too long. This characteristic implies that during transportation, maintaining a calm and interactive environment is key to ensuring their comfort. Their intelligent and curious nature also means they may benefit from stimulation like viewing windows or toys that can keep them engaged throughout the journey.

Size and Care Requirements

Oriental Shorthairs are medium-sized cats, typically weighing between 5 to 10 pounds. Their coat is short, requiring minimal grooming, but they do appreciate the attentive care of brushing to foster a bond and remove loose hair. When transporting these cats, providing a space that accommodates their size comfortably, along with a soft bedding area, can make a significant difference in their travel experience. Special considerations for their slender physique and the potential for stress-induced digestive issues should also be kept in mind.

Health and Safety Protocols

Prior to transportation, it's crucial to ensure your Oriental Shorthair is in good health. A thorough veterinary checkup, including a review of their vaccination history, is advisable. Given their curious nature, safety measures during transport should include a secure, escape-proof carrier that allows for movement but prevents injury. Additionally, their emotional health should be considered, with strategies in place to minimize anxiety.

How to prepare your Oriental 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

Ensure all medical records are up to date, including vaccinations against common feline diseases. Carry a copy of your cat's medical records during travel. This documentation is essential for boarding or in case of emergency. It's particularly important to have proof of a rabies vaccination for state or international travel.

Identification and Security

Proper identification is crucial. Ensure your Oriental Shorthair wears a collar with ID tags indicating their name and your contact information. Microchipping offers an additional layer of security, as it can help in the recovery of your pet should they escape their carrier.

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Travel Comforts for Oriental Shorthair

Include familiar items, such as their favorite toys, bedding, or even a piece of your clothing, to create a comforting environment in their carrier. Also, ensure their carrier is well-ventilated and large enough for them to stand and turn around comfortably.

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.

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Stress Reduction Strategies

Consider the use of feline pheromone sprays or calming blankets to create a soothing atmosphere within the carrier. Playing soft music or providing chew toys can also help distract and calm your cat during the journey.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

Maintain a light feeding schedule before and during travel to avoid upset stomachs. Portable litter boxes are available, allowing your Oriental Shorthair access to a familiar routine while on the move. Ensure to schedule breaks if traveling by car for fresh water and litter box use.

Climate and Comfort

Oriental Shorthairs are comfortable in mild to warm climates, given their thin coats. Ensure the travel environment is neither too hot nor too cold. Use blankets or cooling mats as necessary to regulate their body temperature and keep them comfortable during the journey.

After the Journey: Settling In Your Oriental Shorthair

Acclimating to New Spaces

Once at your destination, allow your Oriental Shorthair to explore their new surroundings at their own pace. Keep them confined to one room initially, with their carrier, litter box, food, and water, until they seem comfortable to venture further.

Post-Travel Health Check

Monitor your pet closely for the first few days after travel for any signs of distress or illness, such as reduced appetite or unusual lethargy. A follow-up vet visit might be necessary if any concerns arise, to ensure your Oriental Shorthair adjusts healthily to their new environment.

Maintaining Well-being

Try to keep your Oriental Shorthair’s routine as consistent as possible with their usual feeding, play, and cuddle times. Consistency provides comfort and helps your pet adjust more quickly and easily to their new surroundings, ensuring their well-being and happiness.

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