|Purred: Fri Nov 25, '11 7:06am PST |
Wow, 3,000 miles! That's one long trip, for sure! We've never made a trip that long, but Mom does take the three of us to her mountain cabin a few times a year - and we do hate the trip, but what can we do?
Mom bought a couple of large kennels/crates - the plastic kind; she bought them big enough to hold a comfy bed and a makeshift litter box. I admit - the box doesn't often get used, and I understand you need to "go" frequently. Your mom needs to ask your doctor about that. Our trip is "only" 5 - 6 hours (seems a lot longer!), so it's not a problem for us. The kennels are in the cargo area of the SUV; I have one, and Blue has one. (The prinCESS Althea, of course, is not required to be so confined. She wears a harness and leash, with the loop of the leash looped over the armrest; she has a litterbox on the floor behind the passenger seat, and she does use it while we're enroute.)
I'd suggest taking some of the water you're used to drinking; something different might upset the stomach. And here's an idea that just occurred to me: get some meat baby food (make sure there's no onion or garlic in it) and mix that with a little water. The baby food will be a treat, and that, slong with the extra water you'll add, will increase the fluid intake.
That's all I can offer right now; I hope someone with more experience will offer more suggestions. (I am so glad to hear that you'll be driving and not flying - way too many sad stories about that in the news lately.)
Best of luck to you in your new home!
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