How to protect a cats ears from pressure changes
I've taken my cat on an airplane before and she did ok, except for the pressure changes. She hated take off/landing and I could tell her ears hurt for a few days after. She's in the cabin with me and I'm wondering if anyone has any tips to help me protect my baby's ears?
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Cats do have much more sound-sensitive ears than people do and an airplane is LOUD even for a human. I've heard of people using children's foam earplugs for their dogs or cats to block some of the sound. I don't know of anything that can be done about pressure changes since you can't exactly get a cat to chew gum as a human would. If she likes treats and would eat them in that situation, you might want to feed her them during take-offs and landings. You can also check with her vet for more ideas.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 6/7/11. Helpful? / 0