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Judy at Shady Grove 06-21-2009 06:47 AM

Cat Travel Tips
A cat may be smaller and easier to "pack," but a cat has it's own special needs for traveling. I found a good page of tips for traveling with your cat:

A cat is not a born traveler. She would much prefer staying at home with a sitter stopping by each day to freshen the water, refill the food dish, and five a few behind-the-ear scratches. It is sometimes necessary, however, for your cat to join in the travel. Therefore, a carrier of some sort is essential.

If you can, while on a trip, take your cat for walks you may have to condition her to walk with a harness and a leash before you leave. No matter how secure she seems to be, it is always is to have an identification tag attached to her collar just in case she escapes from the carrier or the leash.

To read more of the article, go to: Traveling with a cat

benwincky 10-31-2011 01:08 AM

Cats like their habitats just the way they are. Sometimes it is necessary to travel with your kitty because of a long move, an extended trip or just because it's time to visit to the veterinarian's office. Here are some tips on keeping your cat safe and happy while traveling.

Transporting a Cat
1 There are two types of traveling felines: those that get carsick and those that get hyperactive. Some cats get sick in carriers; some feel safe in carriers. To determine the type of cat traveler you have, take some test trips prior to the vacation or dreaded vet visit.
2 After you have determined how your cat reacts to the car, it is important to help the cat get used to being in the car. First, start with just sitting in the car without the motor running. Next, turn on the motor. Last, take a short trip. Continue to take short trips to help them relax.
3 Some cats just get carsick. If you have a carsick cat, you may need to give it nausea medicine before taking a trip to the vet or on your way out of town. Give it to him or her well before leaving so it starts to work. Do not let your cat have food or water three hours before traveling.
4 Help hyperactive cats with a mild sedative. Again, give the cat the medication in time to have it start working.

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