|Purred: Thu Mar 6, '08 8:01am PST |
|I wanted to add, that the Feliway behaviour spray, misted lightly into the carriers, and the back of the van, will help to make for a calmer trip. Likewise, have some Feliway diffusers bought, and plug them in to your new house as soon as you get there.
We have never traveled away from home, but we do live in a hurricane area, so what we do is have separate small carriers for everyone, and a few larger ones for cats that do well together. We don't put food or litter in the individual carriers because our experience is that it just gets thrown everywhere, making the carriers harder to clean. What we do, is have one larger dedicated carrier or folding cage, that has both food and water and a full sized litter pan, and we rotate the cats in and out of that cage. I don't know if this would be safe traveling, though. You would want to make sure that the cat could not escape. One other tip. Be sure all your cats do have an ID tag with a cell number, or permanent contact number, just in case. Before a storm we also take current snapshots, in case something should happen, and cats got loose.
One last thing....sorry this got long. Have your current vet print out your pets health records so you can easily transfer the info to your new yet. Make yourself a copy, and store in a water tight zip bag.
Good luck, and have a safe move, and NO hurricanes!
Zack, and the Texas Wild Bunch
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