A towel is kept over the carrier to block visual access.
Then when it’s time to perform the sedation, the technicians and doctors are prepared.
We can just move into a quiet, comfortable room and use some simple towel-wrap techniques like so.
The cat is first placed in a quiet, dimly lit room with calming music.
The more comfortable your cat is with his crate, the less anxious he will be during travel, and the less likely that he will show aggression at the airport.
Should you have any more pet transport questions or if you think you'd like some assistance carrying out your move, feel free to contact us.
While the owner distracts the cat at the front of the carrier, a technician cracks the back of the carrier open so that a second technician can place the towel.
In this case the second technician is Traci Shreyer.
Hello Pet Relocation, I'm taking my cat on the plane but am super concerned about having to take him out at security. My vet prescribed 10mg Acepromazine for my 15.5 Ibs cat but I feel reluctant giving it. Sedatives can interfere with regular breathing and other bodily responses, and pets may react differently and unexpectedly to medications when they are in the air.
Thanks for your question and good luck with your pet travels!
Pet Travel Question Details: Name: Anke Number of Pets: Three Pet Type: Dogs, Cat Pet Breed: Mastiff, Bloodhound, Siamese mix From: Austin, TX To: Denver, CO Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2013 and has been updated with new information.
Again, we cannot stress enough the importance of crate training for all traveling pets since this is proven to be far less risky on your pet's health and more widely accepted by airlines. Reply Hi Flor, we recommend being honest and clear with security when you pass through to let them know your situation.
Thanks again, Thomas, and good luck with everything! I'm not very worried about the crate itself, but my cats get very anxious with lots of people, going through security with them will be a challenge. You may also try natural remedies to help calm your cats (your vet may have suggestions), but again, sedation is not allowed. Reply Hi Maria, sorry to hear your cat is having difficulties with the crate.
She quickly places the towel over the cat pinning the sides down with her arms and using a ring hold around the cat’s neck.