Airplane Travel - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
Kitten
 
lights's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 23
Airplane Travel

Later on in May I'm going to be going to NC with Athena and I've been looking for a carrier to bring along, since her regular one is far too large for Air Canada. Does anyone know any good ones? Preferably soft-sided. Also, for those that have traveled on a plane with their cats before, would you recommend going to the vet for something to calm her down?
lights is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 08:11 PM
Cool Cat
 
Speechie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: NH
Posts: 1,316
I so so want a sleepy pod!! Look how comfy...
https://sleepypod.com/sleepypod
Speechie is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 09:22 PM
Premier Cat
 
10cats2dogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central Oregon
Posts: 8,629
Speechie, the sleepypod looks uber comfortable!!:p
I wonder if it would work for the airlines?
I guess one would have to call the airline...

"A Cat must have three different names:
An everyday family name; A particular name;
And the name but the Cat Himself Knows, and will never confess." T.S. Eliot

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
10cats2dogs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Cool Cat
 
Speechie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: NH
Posts: 1,316
Super expensive too,.... But cool!
Speechie is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-11-2014, 10:23 PM
Cat Addict
 
emilyatl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,479
This one is Delta approved. I would think as long as you get something the same dimensions, you'd be fine. I've seen people with carriers like this before when traveling. Sherpa Pet Delta Air Lines Deluxe Pet Carrier - Airline Approved Pet Carriers and Dog Carrier from petco.com

This one is kind of cool too because it rolls: http://www.shoebuy.com/snoozer-roll-...one-_-{keyword}

If it was one of my cats, they'd definitely need a sedative. I'd ask your vet about something you can administer at home (and I'd probably give it a trial run beforehand just so I know how they will react to make sure they don't have a negative reaction to it while you're in the air - yes, I'm paranoid).
emilyatl is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2014, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
Kitten
 
lights's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Ontario
Posts: 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speechie View Post
I so so want a sleepy pod!! Look how comfy...
https://sleepypod.com/sleepypod
that looks super nice wow! it's a little out of my price range though. i'm sure she would have loved it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by emilyatl View Post
This one is Delta approved. I would think as long as you get something the same dimensions, you'd be fine. I've seen people with carriers like this before when traveling. Sherpa Pet Delta Air Lines Deluxe Pet Carrier - Airline Approved Pet Carriers and Dog Carrier from petco.com

This one is kind of cool too because it rolls: Snoozer Roll Around™ Medium - Khaki - Free Shipping & Return Shipping - Shoebuy.com}

If it was one of my cats, they'd definitely need a sedative. I'd ask your vet about something you can administer at home (and I'd probably give it a trial run beforehand just so I know how they will react to make sure they don't have a negative reaction to it while you're in the air - yes, I'm paranoid).
the first one looks good, i might get that one! i thought about sedatives but i'm not sure if i'd be allowed to bring some with me?! i'd need to bring some there and back.... would they allow that?
lights is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-12-2014, 11:57 PM
Cat Addict
 
emilyatl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,479
Quote:
Originally Posted by lights View Post
that looks super nice wow! it's a little out of my price range though. i'm sure she would have loved it.



the first one looks good, i might get that one! i thought about sedatives but i'm not sure if i'd be allowed to bring some with me?! i'd need to bring some there and back.... would they allow that?
Just ask your vet. I'd use it as a last resort, but I would definitely have something with me. There are a lot of things that can help calm your cat (Bach's rescue remedy, spraying FeliWay in her carrier, etc.). I've tried all of those and they work great on some cats. But I have one cat who completely flips out any time he's in his carrier (I've tried leaving it out so he's comfortable with it, but it doesn't work). If I were going to have him in a carrier on a plane, I'd HAVE to sedate him. How does your kitty do in a carrier? If she gets really stressed, I'd ask your vet about something that's safe (in pill form that you can take with you). I know Benadryl normally makes them sleepy. I've had to give it to one of my cats before and it completely knocked him out, but it's really bitter tasting (and you always have to cut the pill to get proper dosage), so that may not be the best option...
emilyatl is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 06:09 AM
Premier Cat
 
Mitts & Tess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 9,143
I would hesitate to give your cat anything that was a sedative. A friend of mine cat died on a car trip from a sedative the vet gave him. Ive given cats Ive flown with Composure Liquid and sprayed their carrier and towels with Feliway spray. Take extra towels with you that you can pitch during lay overs.

When going thru security DEMAND that they put you in an enclosed room if they want to inspect your cat. Do not take them out of the carrier in the security area as they might bolt and then you'd be in real trouble. You do not need a "jack the cat" airport situation.

Make sure your cat is microchipped and has a collar or harness & tag with your cell phone number on it also.
Mitts & Tess is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 1,620
Also, if you are not going for a very long time you might consider leaving her home with a great cat sitter - much less stressful for her.
Heather72754 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome