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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 Tonkinese transports from our marketplace

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What determines the cost of Tonkinese shipping

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

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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 Tonkinese, 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 Tonkinese 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 Tonkinese Cat: Feline Friends on the Move

Breed Characteristics

The Tonkinese cat, with its striking aqua eyes and svelte, muscular body, is known for its curious and sociable nature. These cats thrive on interaction and dislike being left alone for long periods, which may impact their experience during transport. Their intelligence and playful demeanor mean they can be easily bored, so providing stimulation during travel is key. Understanding these characteristics can help ensure a more comfortable journey for your Tonkinese friend.

Size and Care Requirements

Tonkinese cats are medium-sized, typically weighing between 6 to 12 pounds. They require regular grooming to maintain their soft, mink-like coat but are generally low maintenance. When transporting a Tonkinese, consider their comfort and the space they’ll need to feel secure. Ensure they have enough room to stand, turn around, and lie down comfortably. Their sociable nature means they might appreciate being able to see you or hear your voice during travel.

Health and Safety Protocols

Before transporting your Tonkinese cat, a veterinary check-up is crucial to certify they’re fit for travel. Discuss with your vet any concerns regarding motion sickness or stress-related issues your cat might face during the journey. Ensuring your Tonkinese is up to date with vaccinations and has a clean bill of health can prevent any unforeseen complications and provide peace of mind.

How to prepare your Tonkinese 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

It’s essential to have your Tonkinese cat's medical records handy, including a record of recent vaccinations. Rabies and routine vaccinations should be up to date as per the destination's requirements. Preparing these documents beforehand can make travel smoother and ensure compliance with health regulations.

Identification and Security

Proper identification is crucial for the safety of your Tonkinese cat during travel. Secure collars with ID tags containing your contact information and microchipping offer extra security and peace of mind. A microchip can be a permanent form of identification that can help reunite you with your pet should they accidentally escape during transportation.

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Travel Comforts for Tonkinese Cat

To make the journey less stressful for your Tonkinese, pack a travel kit with familiar items such as their favorite bedding, toys, and a piece of clothing with your scent. These items can provide comfort and a sense of security in an unfamiliar environment, helping to keep your cat calm throughout the 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 Tonkinese Cats

Stress Reduction Strategies

Travel can be stressful for Tonkinese cats, known for their attachment to their owners and home environment. Utilize calming pheromone sprays in their carrier and consider a soft, calming blanket to create a soothing space. Providing a quiet, stable, and visually stimulating environment can also help reduce travel stress.

Feeding and Litter Box Solutions

Maintain your Tonkinese cat's regular feeding schedule as much as possible but avoid heavy meals before travel to prevent motion sickness. Portable and disposable litter boxes are practical solutions for longer trips, ensuring your cat remains comfortable and stress-free regarding their hygiene needs.

Climate and Comfort

The Tonkinese's moderate fur density makes them adaptable to various climates, but it’s important to maintain a comfortable temperature in their travel environment. Avoid extreme temperatures and ensure good ventilation in their carrier to keep your feline friend comfortable, regardless of the weather.

After the Journey: Settling In Your Tonkinese Cat

Acclimating to New Spaces

Once at your destination, give your Tonkinese cat time to adjust to their new surroundings. Introduce them to one area at a time and ensure they have access to their familiar items. Patience and gentle encouragement can help them feel secure and explore their new environment confidently.

Post-Travel Health Check

Monitoring your Tonkinese’s behavior and appetite after travel is important to ensure they're adjusting well. Look out for signs of distress or discomfort, which may warrant a check-up with a local vet to address any travel-related health issues immediately.

Maintaining Well-being

Keeping a routine similar to your Tonkinese's usual one can significantly help in their adjustment to a new place. Consistency in feeding times, play, and cuddles can reassure your pet, maintain their well-being, and strengthen your bond during this new chapter of your life together.

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