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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 Ragamuffin shipping

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

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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 Ragamuffin, 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 Ragamuffin 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 Ragamuffin Cat: Feline Friends on the Move

Breed Characteristics

Ragamuffin Cats are known for their friendly, easy-going nature, and large expressive eyes, which make them perfect companions. Unlike some feline breeds that might be more aloof, Ragamuffins often exhibit dog-like tendencies such as following their owners around and even playing fetch. These behavioral traits suggest that Ragamuffins could be more adaptable to travel, given their social nature. However, their calm demeanor should not be mistaken for indifference; ensuring their comfort during transportation is paramount.

Size and Care Requirements

Ragamuffin Cats are a larger breed, with adults typically weighing between 10 to 20 pounds. They possess a luxurious medium to long coat that requires regular grooming to keep it free from mats and tangles. When transporting Ragamuffin Cats, space is a critical factor; they need ample room to stretch and move around. Additionally, their coat needs daily brushing to prevent it from becoming knotted, a consideration that must extend through their travel time.

Health and Safety Protocols

Before transporting your Ragamuffin Cat, it's essential to ensure they're in good health. A veterinary check-up is advisable to clear them for travel and to update any necessary vaccinations. Furthermore, since Ragamuffins are a relatively large breed, special attention should be paid to their comfort and safety in their carrier. Choose a carrier that is sturdy, well-ventilated, and large enough for them to comfortably lie down, turn around, and stand up in.

How to prepare your Ragamuffin 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

Ensuring your Ragamuffin Cat is up-to-date with their vaccinations is crucial before embarking on any travel. Essential vaccines include those against rabies, feline calicivirus, and feline herpesvirus. Apart from vaccinations, maintaining a record of your cat's medical history and any specific treatments or conditions is necessary. This documentation should be readily available during travel, especially in case of emergencies.

Identification and Security

Proper identification is paramount when traveling with your Ragamuffin Cat. A collar with an ID tag containing your contact information is basic but essential. Consider microchipping as a more permanent form of identification. This chip can be scanned by any veterinarian or animal control officer, significantly increasing the chances of reunion should your cat accidentally get lost during travel.

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Travel Comforts for Ragamuffin Cat

To make their travel experience as comfortable as possible, include familiar items in their carrier, such as a favorite blanket or toy. These items can provide a sense of security and comfort in unfamiliar surroundings. Also, ensure to keep the carrier environment calm with minimal disturbances to keep their stress levels low.

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

To help reduce stress, consider using pheromone sprays within the carrier, which can help soothe and calm your cat. Playing soft music or even a recording of your voice could also reassure them during the journey. Make regular stops if traveling by car to allow your cat to stretch (in a controlled and safe environment) and provide fresh water frequently to keep them hydrated.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

It is advisable to feed your Ragamuffin Cat a light meal a few hours before travel to prevent motion sickness. Ensure to carry their regular food and fresh water, and avoid introducing new foods during the journey. For longer trips, incorporate a portable and disposable litter box in the travel setup, placing it in an accessible but secure spot within the vehicle.

Climate and Comfort

Ragamuffin Cats, with their dense coats, are sensitive to temperature extremes. Ensure the travel environment is well-ventilated and maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the journey. Avoid leaving your cat in a parked car, especially during high temperatures, as it can rapidly become life-threatening.

After the Journey: Settling In Your Ragamuffin Cat

Acclimating to New Spaces

Once arrived at your destination, allow your Ragamuffin Cat to acclimate to their new surroundings gradually. Offer them their carrier as a safe space they can retreat to and slowly introduce them to the rest of the space room by room. Consistent placement of food, water, and litter box areas can also help them adjust more quickly.

Post-Travel Health Check

Monitor your Ragamuffin Cat closely for any signs of distress or illness following the journey. Look out for symptoms such as appetite loss, unusual lethargy, or restlessness. Consult a veterinarian if any concerning signs persist, as they might indicate stress or a health issue triggered by the travel.

Maintaining Well-being

To promote your Ragamuffin Cat's overall well-being after travel, try to return to your regular routine as swiftly as possible. Regular feeding times, play sessions, and grooming can all contribute to a sense of normalcy and security. Pay careful attention to their behavior and needs during this adjustment period to ensure their comfort and health.

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