Of course you get the occasional cat which travels frequently with its owner and does not panic or run off in a new environment, however, these are few and far between.
It can be very dangerous to have a cat loose in the car – not only could it cause an accident by becoming entangled with the driver, but if a window or door was opened or an accident occurred, the cat could escape and become lost.
So far we are most likely going to go with the Sherpa run of the mill carrier for both cats.
My questions are as follows: Should we drug them for the flight?
US Airways carry on regulations for the carrier are 17" long X 16 wide and 10" tall.
For additional, more specific information on traveling with animals, including updated regulations, visit our Animal Travel and Transport pages.
To avoid liability on their part, some airlines require a letter from your veterinarian stating that your pet is acclimated to a minimum or maximum temperature.
Most cats are not particularly happy travellers – they are usually bonded strongly to their own territory and feel very vulnerable off home ground.This certificate basically indicates your pet is healthy to travel and is not showing signs of a disease that could be passed to other animals or to people.Certain vaccinations must be up to date for a health certificate to be issued.If your veterinarian is not federally accredited, you will need to find an accredited veterinarian in your area, by contacting your USDA Area Office. Although some highly publicized mishaps occur on rare occasions, most can be avoided if some simple precautions are followed.