Feeding Your Pet During TravelPublished March 3, 2009
Most vets will tell you to avoid feeding your cat for up to six hours before a flight and not providing water for two hours before. However, some airlines require that a food and water bowl be located in the kennel or outside the kennel within the cat's reach. Check with your airline to found out about their pet travel regulations. Some will state that cats must have food and water available every 24 hours, with water every 12 hours. In addition, you may need to provide a 24-hour feeding schedule for your cat before it can fly. Usually, you can attach this schedule to the outside of the crate, in fact, some pet travel regulations require this information on the kennel. You should have your pet's identification and your identification on the outside of the kennel, as well.