Cats who can't handle car rides.
My sisters cat who is about 3 years old is having some serious travel issues. She used to be ok with car rides. But within the last two years something extreme has happened. Any short car ride results In her pooping herself and hyperventilating to the point where she has thick strings of drool coming out of her mouth. Poor thing :( on top of the scary car rides she has to deal with she also has to be bathed once home because she pooped all over herself! My sis loves this cat but she has to travel. She has tried everything to relieve her kitties stress. Pills from the vet, spray pheromones,better travel boxes. But this poor cat gets so sick no matter what! My sister travels and leave home a lot. So her cat needs to be moved frequently! Any advice is helpful
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As cats get older, they experience more travel stress. Frequent moving is EXTREMELY DISTURBING to a cat, who is instinctually place and space-oriented. Definitely keep the cat in a carrier that has been thoroughly doused with calming spray 20 minutes before the ride. Line the carrier with a doggie pee pad, so that all you have to do is pick up the soiled pad and throw it away, instead of having to wash out the carry case. You can buy disposable cat wipes to remove any extra poo or smelly pee from her skin. She (your sis) should have the cat always live at the same place when she is gone to reduce stress, and the drool can just be wiped away. Pooping in a carrier is a fairly common fraidy cat and dog trait, and nothing to be particularly concerned about. ^_^
Orion Hemingway answered on 1/16/14. Helpful? / 0