Calming medication while traveling by plane

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Sassy, i.e.,- Sassafras

Purred: Sat Jun 21, '08 5:16pm PST 
Sassy is a seasoned traveler but has only flown on a plane once and she was very vocal and afraid until after takeoff. To alleviate her fears and the angst of other flyers, I'm getting some meds this week from my vet in anticipation of our flight in a week or so. They recommended a "dry run" to see how she handles it prior to flying because sometimes they react opposite of the intended results. Any thoughts and experiences?

Thanks! Sue and Sassy