American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

Transport of Cats Position Statement

2010 Transport of Cats

Download - Full Position Statement on the Transport of Cats

The primary welfare concerns with transportation of cats are safety, alleviation of fear, and prevention of stress. The following principles are recommended and discussed in the statement to ensure the process of travel is a positive experience for cats and their owners.

  • Containment Methods
  • Adjusting the Cat to the Carrier
  • General Welfare Considerations for Transport

Submitted by:
Carlye Rose, DVM, DABVP (Canine & Feline), CVA
Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline)
Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Julie D. Dinnage, DVM

*Variation within document: The CEVA website recommends to apply Feliway at least 15 minutes beforehand.