Come the first of March, I will be moving out of southern California and into Oregon State. (The city I am moving to is called Tidewater). I have a cat and a dog (Who donít like each other) and will be in my car with me. The dog is fine in the car, for the most part, though I havenít traveled very far with him yet, but the cat gets car sick. She gets very stressed (She stays in a kennel) and really hates it. I asked the vet, and he suggested tranquilizers, but I donít know if I am really for that.
Any thoughts on traveling with pets? Itís about a 16 hour driveÖ.
I would just suggest putting them in their seperate crates and maybe if the vet does give your cat even something lite to just relax her it will help. Thats a long drive for one that gets car sick. Good luck, and hope they do fine.
Get yourself a crate(Carrier) for the cat to travel in the car. Starting now, get the cat used to the motions of going in the crate, start leaveing it out. The first day put the cat in the carrier, close the door put it in the car, start the car, drive around the block and then back home and take him inside. Smaller trips at first to get him used to the motions in the beginning. As time goes on increase the time in the car. The question is, is how long does it take for the cat to throw up. Can the cat get something for the sick feelings before you go.Rescue remedy from a natural store. Drugs are an option, but can put a cat in a dangerous situation.
***Edited By: sue on 2/23/2006 11:21:51 AM*** Reason: xfbn
I always keep the cat in a crate in the car. She has driven from Washington State to California, and a lot farther. She rides in the car a lot, but still gets sick. There is nothing I can do to get her use to it by now; I was just wondering if anyone had anything to say about the tranqs.
Thanks for the suggestions
***Edited By: Wolf on 2/23/2006 1:16:49 PM*** Reason: I smell fear in you!