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Every cat has to be transported in the course of its life - be it for a move, a stay in a boarding house, a vacation trip or a visit to the vet.

Not getting used to the transport box and scary experiences in connection with previous trips make the transport an unpleasant event for cats and their owners. Through targeted training, not only kittens, but also adult cats can learn not to lose their nerve during such trips.



What do you need for training?

  • Suitable transport box
  • Reward: Above all, tasty food, also toys or pats
  • Time: a few minutes several times a week is sufficient
  • Calm and patience
  • Several weeks until the first training success
  • Regular training to maintain the effect

The ideal transport box:

  • The box should be stable, easy to clean and should be escape-proofed. Hard plastic has these properties. Cloth bags, cardboard boxes or wicker baskets are less suitable.
  • The cat can stand and sit upright in it, turn around and lie down comfortably stretched out. An additional door in the upper part of the box can make it easier to put the cat in the transport box.
  • The top of the box can be removed easily and quietly. This allows the cat to stay in the lower part of the box when the vet visits it during the examination.
  • A sufficient number of small openings ensures good ventilation. Blankets or pillows with a familiar smell serve as an insert.
  • In large boxes, a fabric cave can be offered as a hiding place.
  • An air-permeable cloth to cover the box offers additional protection.


Brief brochure on transport training for cats - in German

Download-Link (PDF, 155 KB)

The Vetmeduni would like to thank all donors who financed this brochure as well as the additional videos and instructions for transporting cats and to Richter Pharma AG, who financially supported the printing costs.