What to Pack When Exploring with Your Cat

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Have you ever wondered what you should take with you while going on a day trip with your cat? How about an overnight trip with them?

Here is an easy list for you to use.

Always remember to consider your cat, you and your activities. This is a recommended list, but you may need additional items that you often use or perhaps there are items here that are not relevant to you.

You know your cat, you, and how you would use these items. So keep this in mind when you are packing.

This list is only items for your cat, so remember to take what you need for yourself or other humans that you are travelling with.

While it would be convenient if we could share a jumper with our cat, it’s unlikely both the human and cat can wear the same jumper!

What to pack for a day trip with your cat

  1. Cat backpack or stroller

  2. Pet water bottle

  3. Collapsible pet bowl

  4. Cat food – we suggest a gravy wet food so you can sneak some extra hydration into your cat’s meals

  5. Treats

  6. Extra treats!

  7. Poop bags

  8. Pet tracker

  9. Cat harness

  10. Cat leash

  11. Pet first aid kit

  12. Microfibre towel

  13. Overland Day/Night Walking Bag or Day Away Bag

  14. Travel cat litter tray & litter

Option things to pack for a day trip with your cat

  1. Poop scoop (can use a poop bag for this)

  2. Back up harness and leash (in case the other one breaks or gets lost)

  3. Kitty life jacket (if doing any water sports)

  4. Clicker/target stick (if your cat is clicker trained)

  5. Outdoor toys

What to pack for your cat, depending on the weather

What to pack for you cat if it is hot and sunny

  1. Cooling bandana

  2. Cooling towel

  3. Cooling vest

  4. Sunscreen for cats

  5. Pop up cube

  6. Small portable fan

What to pack for your cat if it is cold

  1. Small blanket

  2. Cat sweater or jacket

What to pack for your cat if it is raining

  1. Cat rain jacket

What to pack for overnight trips with your cat

  1. Cat backpack or stroller

  2. Pet water bottle

  3. Collapsible pet bowl

  4. Cat food – we suggest including a gravy wet food so you can sneak some extra hydration into your cat’s meals

  5. Treats

  6. Extra treats!

  7. Poop bags

  8. Pet tracker

  9. Cat harness

  10. Cat leash

  11. Pet first aid kit

  12. Travel cat litter tray & litter

  13. Overland Week Away Bag or Weekender Backpack

  14. Cat bed

  15. Cat blanket

  16. Extra sheet to cover furniture

  17. Travel scratching post

  18. Cat’s medical records

  19. Printed photograph of your cat

  20. Cat toys

  21. Towels

  22. Cat shampoo

  23. Carrier for the car

  24. Pee pads

  25. Portable pet fountain

  26. Anything that makes your cat feel like they are at home. This could be a blanket, a bed, toys.

  27. Aloe wipes for pets

  28. Waterless shampoo

  29. Poop scoop

  30. Back up harness and leash (in case the other one breaks or gets lost)

  31. Kitty life jacket (if doing any water sports)

  32. Clicker/target stick (if your cat is clicker trained)

What to pack in an emergency bag for your cat

We recommend having a bag packed for your cat for unexpected emergencies. Some of these items may be what you use while normally exploring with your cat.

  1. Cat harness

  2. Cat leash

  3. Pet first aid kit

  4. Treats

  5. Puree treats (for hydration)

  6. Cat backpack or stroller

  7. Pet water bottle

  8. Collapsible pet bowl

  9. Outdoor toys

  10. Medical details & medicine