Crate training a cat will help your kitty to accept having to go into a cat carrier for any travel occaision.
Thanks for your question. Having the right size crate is extremely important, as it ensures that your cat will be safe and comfortable on her long flight to Malaysia. If your cat can just barely fit in the crate lying down, it probably isn't big enough and you'll want to get a larger size. Because of the nature of pet air travel, it is always best to have extra room in the crate, as more room means more air circulation and space for your cat to stretch out.
According to me, every cat parent should have a cat carrier. Obviously, if you do not travel with your cat or if you won’t have to travel with cat in future either, there is no point in going for even the best of the best cat carrier units but apart from that, you need one! Why? Because those old steel made crates should never be used!
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If your dog or cat will be flying in the cargo hold of an airplane, then the pet crate it will travel in will be subject to International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations for the transport of live animals.Your pet crate must be well constructed and able to withstand freight activities. Your dog or cat is most at risk during travel if your crate is damaged allowing your pet to escape.♥ Cool DIY Cat Stuff ♥ DIY Pinspiration: Wooden crate cat bed and scratching post. No instructions but looks pretty simple... 2 crates, wood posts, rope and a carpet covered base.The sides must be solid with adequate openings over the upper two thirds of the crate measuring a minimum of 1″ (2.5 cm) for ventilation. Openings must be 4″ (10 cm) apart (center to center). There must also be ventilation holes on the fourth side if your dog or cat is traveling internationally.All hardware required to secure both halves of the crate must be present and installed. Most crates come with sturdy plastic hardware. Many airlines will require that your pet’s crate be secured with . Openings should be present on each corner of the crate allowing the door to be zip-tied closed. The interior of your dog or cat crate must have no sharp edges or protrusions that could cause injury to your pet. Do not put any toys, chews or other items in the crate with your pet.For cats that are not used to being confined to a crate, being confined in a carrier adds insult to injury and the cat’s fear of leaving its familiar surroundings is compounded by its fear of being enclosed. In addition, cats that are not used to the motion and sounds of the car or plane may become quite frightened by the experience.