If you are flying from one place to another, you have to take care of so many things. If you have a pet cat with you, the hurdles that you have to face for the travel is increased manifold.
How to make travelling with pet easy
The cat in fact is not responsible for all the problems coming up for your travel. It is in fact the rules that exist around us that prohibit us from a smooth sailing. Most of the carriers do not allow pets on board. It is because of the safety of other passengers as well as the chances of infections inside the aircraft that can be difficult to mutate.
Even the authorities support the carriers in this respect especially because of the fellow passengers. But they have also kept a place open for people travelling with their pets. If a person has an emotional support animal certificate, then only a service cat can travel aboard along with the owner.
It is easy nowadays to get such a certificate. An individual just has to apply online in order to acquire such a certificate. Filling up a few forms can help in this respect, which once verified can help in acquiring the certificate in 24 hours’ time. However, in case there are problems with the application, the same can be rectified with the help of experts over online chats or emails and then the certificate obtained.
In order to get the certificate, it is necessary to prove and document the emotional dependence of an individual on her/his cat. In order to get this done, the certification from a medical practitioner authorised for the same, like a psychologist or a psychiatrist, is needed. Once this is obtained, the rest of the process can follow.
Other documents needed for travelling with cats
Besides the emotional support animal certificate, a few other documents are also needed to be filled up in case of travelling with the service cat on board. Among these are the details required to issue an identity card for the pet, a self-declaration regarding the interdependence of the cat on the owner or one of her/his family member, and some other details like those regarding the ticket, the destination and the flight number. But with an emotional support animal certificate, all of these processes get easier and faster with a hassle-free processing.
The cat is generally accommodated in a special area away from the fellow passengers, where the owner can make visits as and when necessary. The cat is well treated with food, and if necessary, medicines. The owner can make visits whenever required except for the time of landing and taking off and in cases of turbulences experienced amidst the sky. In many cases, the pets feel ill health due to the altitude and the hassles of travelling, but as the owner can make frequent visits to the cat time and again, the chances of such problem is reduced to a large extent making it a comfortable travel for the service cat.