Sedating a cat for travel in a car
There are 6 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.Most people do not relish the thought of bringing their cats with them on a vacation or on a road trip.long distance can be straight madness if you’re not prepared. I agreed to help my daughter, son-in-law and 2 cats move from Kentucky to their new home in Florida. Not everything in their house was packed so the movers weren’t able to take everything.I absolutely love road trips and was looking forward to it. We ended up packing the car to the brim with a TV, pillows, extra rolls of toilet paper, etc. Let’s put the pet carrier together…” “…oh, we haven’t used the carrier in 2 years. Oh God, can someone youtube how to put this carrier together?I lined the portable cage with So Phresh Quilted Potty Pads (click here for latest price from Amazon) just in case there were any spills or accidents from the cats. This portable travel crate for cats was a stress-saver for both me and my two fur babies. I decided to switch cat food (yes while in the middle of a road trip) to the same food my daughter’s cats are currently on; Iams Proactive Health Original Adult Dry Cat Food. I used Kitty’s Wonderbox disposable litter box and the best cat litter for odor control; Fresh Step Ultra Unscented.After an amazing rib dinner from a rib joint by the name of Hillybilly Willys BBQ, me, Shrek and Clara settled down for the night.The next morning we’re off on the rest of our journey to Jacksonville.This article was co-authored by Pippa Elliott, MRCVS. Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS is a veterinarian with over 30 years of experience in veterinary surgery and companion animal practice.
If you’ve had your cat for a while and taken a few trips in your car to the vet you will know whether sedating your cat is a good idea.” “Hey, this carrier is supposed to hold 2 cats…they don’t look comfortable. ” “Wait, I forgot the pads to place in the bottom of the carrier.Oh my God, we have to unpack the car to get the cats in there….” Yeah, it was midnight. Everyone, including the cats, was stressed out and barely on speaking terms. Let’s just say the journey wasn’t any better either. Some cats are going to be stressed and irritated no matter how feng shui you make your car and the cat carrier.*This post may have affiliate links, which means I may receive commissions if you choose to purchase through links I provide (at no extra cost to you).Thank you for supporting the work I put into this site!