Selkirk Rex 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 Selkirk Rex transports from our marketplace

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Kasey shipped Frosty ☃️Millersburg, OHFuquay-Varina, NCrating509 mi$280.00
P shipped Perry And FerbWoodburn, INRocky Hill, CTrating732 mi$500.00
Kasey shipped JellyFuquay-Varina, NCAlbany, NYrating659 mi$400.00
Tobi Lieberson shipped FlashDunnellon, FLNew York, NYrating1061 mi$425.00
Kyla Hale shipped CookieIva, SCQuitman, ARrating655 mi$500.00
Anonymous shipped MaleenaWoodburn, INMacon, GArating724 mi$450.00
Heidi shipped AFuquay-Varina, NCAppleton, WIrating1006 mi$400.00
Ethan shipped FawkesVentura, CASeattle, WArating1148 mi$575.00
Teresa R Osborne shipped Ragedy ManWoodburn, INKilgore, TXrating976 mi$435.00

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What determines the cost of Selkirk Rex shipping

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

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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 Selkirk Rex, 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 Selkirk Rex 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 Selkirk Rex: Feline Friends on the Move

Breed Characteristics

The Selkirk Rex is known for its plush, curly coat, which distinguishes it from other cat breeds. These lovable pets possess a patient, tolerant temperament that usually translates into a calmer travel experience. However, their unique fur requires specific attention, especially in varying climates. Additionally, their social and affectionate nature means that Selkirk Rex cats might need more interaction during transportation to stay content and stress-free.

Size and Care Requirements

Selkirk Rex cats are medium to large-sized, with their fur adding to their perceived size and weight. Special care should be taken to ensure their coat remains untangled and clean during transport. Regular brushing before and after a journey can help prevent matting. Comfort during transport can be significantly enhanced by ensuring the travel crate is spacious enough for them to stand, turn, and lay down comfortably, accommodating their fluffy coats.

Health and Safety Protocols

Prior to transportation, a veterinary check-up is crucial to confirm your Selkirk Rex is fit for travel. Discuss a health plan with your vet, paying close attention to potential stress-related issues unique to the breed, such as respiratory or cardiac conditions exacerbated by stress. It's also wise to ensure your pet is up-to-date with flea and tick prevention, given the varying environments they'll be exposed to during transit.

How to prepare your Selkirk Rex 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

Before embarking on a journey, compile a comprehensive set of medical records and ensure your Selkirk Rex is current on all vaccinations, particularly rabies. A health certificate, usually issued within ten days of travel, may also be required. This paperwork is your assurance and proof that your pet is healthy and ready for travel, and it might be necessary for cross-state or cross-country journeys.

Identification and Security

Safe travel for your Selkirk Rex starts with proper identification. A well-fitted collar with an ID tag displaying your contact information is essential. Additionally, microchipping your cat offers an extra security layer, ensuring they can be easily identified and returned to you should they get lost during the transportation process.

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Travel Comforts for Selkirk Rex

To make the journey as stress-free as possible for your Selkirk Rex, include familiar items in their travel crate, such as a favored blanket or toys. These items can provide comfort and a sense of security during transit. It's also recommended to use a crate liner that can absorb accidents, keeping your pet dry and comfortable throughout their journey.

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 Selkirk Rex Cats

Stress Reduction Strategies

Minimizing stress for your Selkirk Rex involves familiarizing them with their travel crate ahead of the journey. Introduce the crate early in a stress-free, positive manner. Pheromone sprays or calming blankets specially designed for cats can also be used inside their carriers to help soothe anxiety during travel.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

Plan feeding times with consideration to travel schedules; a light meal a few hours before departure can prevent discomfort. For long journeys, ensure access to water, and consider a portable, disposable litter box solution for use during breaks.

Climate and Comfort

Recognizing the Selkirk Rex's thick coat is essential for maintaining a comfortable travel temperature. Avoid exposing your cat to extreme temperatures. In a vehicle, maintain a climate-controlled environment, ensuring ample airflow and shade to prevent overheating.

After the Journey: Settling In Your Selkirk Rex

Acclimating to New Spaces

Upon arrival, give your Selkirk Rex time to adjust to their new surroundings at their own pace. Set up a quiet, enclosed space with their familiar items, like bedding and toys. Gradually introduce them to the rest of their new home, allowing them to explore safely when they feel ready.

Post-Travel Health Check

Monitor your Selkirk Rex closely in the days following travel for any signs of distress or illness, such as refusal to eat or changes in bathroom habits. Consult with a vet if there are concerns, as some complications from stress or travel might not be immediately apparent.

Maintaining Well-being

Keeping a consistent routine is vital for your Selkirk Rex's well-being in their new environment. Try to mimic their previous schedule as closely as possible concerning feeding, play, and cuddle times. This consistency helps reassure them, promoting a sense of security and belonging in their new home.

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