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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 Russian Blue transports from our marketplace

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Steph Bolding shipped Three & SpaceSan Antonio, TXPortsmouth, VArating1588 mi$800.00
Zhining shipped LukasGoleta, CANew York, NYrating2893 mi$900.00
Milton Navarro shipped TitolaPembroke Park, FLMineral Wells, TXrating1378 mi$900.00
Anthony shipped AlbusSan Francisco, CAAtlanta, GArating2474 mi$2,450.00
William Whitlock shipped Gray GooseNew Britain, CTBlytheville, ARrating1198 mi$600.00
Alaa shipped Warde And GardeniaZephyrhills, FLKCMO, MOrating1241 mi$400.00
Sharon M Vurik shipped GreysonLa Pine, ORMineola, TXrating2013 mi$850.00
Miranda Barlaam shipped Zack PizzazzUpland, CABee Cave, TXrating1331 mi$600.00
Zara Franks shipped MistyNew Rochelle, NYHuntsville, ALrating939 mi$475.00

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What determines the cost of Russian Blue shipping

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

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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 Russian Blue, 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 Russian Blue 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 Russian Blue: Feline Friends on the Move

Breed Characteristics

Russian Blues are known for their serene and reserved nature, often forming deep bonds with their owners. This close attachment can make them sensitive to the changes and stresses associated with travel. Their intelligent and curious demeanor, however, means they can also adapt well to new situations if given time and patience. Understanding these traits is crucial in planning a transportation experience that minimizes stress for your Russian Blue.

Size and Care Requirements

Russian Blue cats are medium-sized, typically weighing between 7 to 15 pounds, with sleek bodies and dense, plush fur coats. Their coat requires minimal grooming but keeping it brushed during transport can provide comfort and reduce stress. As sensitive creatures, ensuring their carrier is spacious enough for them to move and stretch, lined with their favorite blanket or bedding, can significantly improve their travel experience.

Health and Safety Protocols

Before embarking on any journey with your Russian Blue, a thorough veterinary check-up is essential. This ensures they are in good health and can handle the journey. Discussing a pre-travel health regimen with your veterinarian, including any motion sickness or anxiety medication, can be vital. Ensuring their microchip details are up-to-date and preparing a travel-friendly first aid kit are key steps in pre-travel preparations.

How to prepare your Russian Blue 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

Up-to-date medical records and vaccinations are paramount for pet travel. For Russian Blue cats, ensuring they are vaccinated against common diseases and have a recent health certificate can ease travel arrangements, especially for interstate or international journeys. This documentation is not only a travel requirement but also a reassurance of their well-being for pet parents.

Identification and Security

Proper identification is a non-negotiable aspect of pet travel. A collar with an ID tag containing your contact information, along with a microchip, offers a dual layer of security for your Russian Blue. In the event of an unforeseen separation, this ensures they can be safely returned to you.

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Travel Comforts for Russian Blue

Creating a comforting travel environment is essential for reducing stress for your Russian Blue. Include familiar items like their favorite toy, blanket, or a piece of your clothing to offer reassurance. Ensuring they have a comfortable carrier that's well-ventilated and secure is equally important for their well-being during transportation.

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 Russian Blue Cats

Stress Reduction Strategies

Travel can be stressful for pets, particularly for sensitive breeds like the Russian Blue. Employing stress reduction strategies, such as covering their carrier with a calming blanket, playing soothing background music, or using feline pheromone sprays, can significantly aid in their comfort. Introducing these elements well before the travel day can help them adjust better.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

Maintaining a regular feeding schedule while traveling can help stabilize your Russian Blue's digestion and mood. Opt for light meals before the journey to prevent nausea. Portable litter boxes with familiar litter can also ease the stress of travel, ensuring they feel comfortable attending to their needs.

Climate and Comfort

Russian Blues are accustomed to moderate climates. Ensuring the travel environment is neither too hot nor too cold is crucial. Their thick fur offers good insulation, but be mindful of air conditioning or heating in the vehicle, aiming for a comfortable, consistent temperature throughout the journey.

After the Journey: Settling In Your Russian Blue

Acclimating to New Spaces

Upon arrival, provide a quiet, secure space for your Russian Blue to adjust to their new environment. Familiar items from home can comfort them and help them feel safe. Gradually introduce them to other parts of the space, allowing them to explore at their own pace.

Post-Travel Health Check

Monitoring your Russian Blue's health after travel is crucial for spotting signs of distress or illness early. Look for changes in behavior, appetite, or bathroom habits that might indicate they're not feeling well. Consulting with a vet if any concerns arise can ensure they remain healthy and happy in their new environment.

Maintaining Well-being

Keeping routines consistent with your Russian Blue's life before the move can greatly assist in their adaptation. Continue with their regular feeding, play, and grooming schedules to maintain their sense of normalcy and security. Staying attuned to their needs and providing lots of love and reassurance will help them settle into their new home with ease.

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