Cat Chat forum: Road trip!

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May 13, 2011 3:54 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Hello, allow me to introduce our two foster cats.
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Hector and Achilles (both two and a half year old neutered males and together since they were 10 weeks old) belong to our DS who is in graduate school halfway across the country. He has just announced he is getting a place of his own after being in a house with two roommates and two dogs, which means his cats will go and live with him again. It is appr. a 25 hour road trip (we will go and deliver his furniture with a moving van anyway) and I would like to prepare us and the cats for this ordeal. I would appreciate any insight from people who have done this before. The longest they have so far traveled in a car is 4 hours.

May 13, 2011 1:30 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah
How fun to go on a new adventure! And what handsome boys.

I have transported cats across country. How are they normally on those trips? The best thing you could do, in my opinion, would be to have a vet give you some tranquilizer. I'm assuming you have crates for them? Place a clothing item with your or your sons smell on them to help calm them.
May 13, 2011 1:34 PM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Yes, we have crates but they are a bit confining. With tranquilizers maybe they would do better. They usually complain for a while on a trip but then settle.
We are not yet sure if we can do it in one drive or if we will stop for the night.
May 13, 2011 10:48 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah
Perhaps a chat with the vet? Maybe they have a suggestion for you, as well.
May 14, 2011 4:19 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
For sure I will have a chat with our vet.
May 26, 2011 1:52 PM CST
Name: Memory Russell
SW Connecticut
I had a small poodle seat belt that fit around my cat and she was perfectly happy when we went on a road trip. The dog harness looped into the seat belt but left her free to stretch out.

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