The Cat’s Meow
If you’re traveling with a cat, good luck. Yikes. Just kidding. Normally, if you’ve taken your cat with you in the car since s/he was a kitten, there won’t be a problem. Travelling will be perceived as something normal, and not a threatening experience. It’s always best to secure your cat, like all pets, in case you need to brake suddenly or (heaven forbid) you’re in a fender bender. Unlike dogs, who sometimes thrive on noise, your cat may need more soundproofing because of audio sensitivity and cat-nerves, so it’s a good idea to keep the tunes off or low, and avoid other cabin noise when possible. Some cats do very well in the heat, unless they are obese, or have health problems, but you still need to leave the AC on for them if you leave them in the car during the summer months when it’s hot, and protect them from full sun exposure. Some cat owners administer pheromones to alleviate anxiety, but ask your vet or pet supplies staff for solutions before you travel.
We have two locations in Kamloops to serve you better, and remain open for business following COVID-19 protocols as updated by the provincial health authorities to keep customers and staff safe. To make an appointment with our auto technicians, phone AutoPro Alignment & Maintenance on 2063 E Trans Canada Hwy – service advisor Nicole at: (250) 374-8787 or T & H AutoPro 130 Wilson Street – service advisor Gena Caputo at (250) 554-3444.
If you’re getting ready for your first outdoors adventure, you may also be interested in reading our Trailer Services and Repair article.