While most pet travelers are typically dogs, there is an increasing number of road trippers of the feline persuasion packing up and adventuring with their people. Staying at pet-friendly hotels is clearly an essential part of the trip — and it’s the number one issue that concerns cat parents. Clearly, there are some unique nuances when staying in pet-friendly hotels with cats versus dogs.
Once you’ve booked your pet-friendly hotel, you need to think about the best ways to ensure your little kitty is going to be happy and safe during her stay. And, in turn, will allow you both to have an enjoyable trip. Here are our top tips for staying at a hotel with your cat.
1. Sweep the room
Once you get to your hotel room, do a sweep of the entire room. Be on the lookout for anything that may be dangerous for your cat. Open windows, debris or chemicals on the floor, and enticing dangling objects are just some of the things to beware of and fix. Take care of the areas that may be a potential “issue” and alert the front desk of any other dangers that you are not able to remedy.
2. Don’t rush the kitty cat
Once the coast is clear, be sure to let your cat come out of her travel carrier at her own pace. Allow Fluffy to step out and explore when she feels ready. It might take awhile, so pack your patience!