|Purred: Sat Oct 15, '11 3:01pm PST |
|Hi Gipsy! I am new on catster but I thought I could share my experience in travelling with a cat. My cat Ella is around 7 months old and recently I had to leave for another country on a 9+ hour drive, and come back in two weeks. My cat is very dominant and aggressive when things don't go her way and gets anxiety attacks in the car even on a 20min trip, so I was facing a challenge.
I suppose I will be the only person to say it, but I actually HAD to keep the cat out of the carrier box, because she wouldn't stop meowing while inside. My vet recommended some plant extracts to calm her down(NB not to sedate her or make her drowsy, just to help her anxiety) called Liquid Nutricalm, and I must say they worked just fine, the cat was a lot more relaxed and slept on my lap (i have posted even a photo)most of the time. She wasn't allowed to eat 12 hours prior to the trip and during the trip, also no water during the trip. She had no needs whatsoever on the road, not even when we stopped from time to time. All in all both times it was a relaxing and clean trip. You might want to place a towel or blanket on the seats to protect the fabrics from getting scratched, another thing I also did was to have her cat leash handy in case she started climbing on the driver's shoulders and head
Well, I hope that was helpful, good luck!
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