|Purred: Tue May 30, '06 6:37pm PST |
|Most cats hate travelling, I dont mind it but i have never been on a big trip like you are going on.
When we travel scared cats usually go into a mode where they just like to keep still and to be left alone, unlikely we will even think about number twos or ones while we are travelling, we have more important things to worry about such as where the heck are we going!
My suggesting, make sure kitty used litter before they are set to get into the carry cage and leave, start working at getting kitty to use toilet hour or so before you depart. Feed kitty the night before and if they have sometime to eat early then make it a very small meal, dont worry we will be ok without a big meal, less food means less reason to puke or poop.
When putting kitty in the car its important that you place a cover over the carry cage as if we see trucks and cars racing past we are going to freak out even more. Put the radio on to block out any nasty traffic sounds. Just give attention to us on each stop and check we are ok, dont worry if we dont drink or eat while on our travel as this would be normal. We will do this when we arrive at our new home.
NEVER open the carry cage while in the cage always make sure you are in a closed of secure place where we cant run away as if we have the change WE WILL RUN!
When you get to the new house pick one room and settle us into there.
Only speak to the vet about a light sedative if your a very stressful cat who travels terribly
Good luck, let us know when you get to the other end
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