As to the logistics of the travel – my sweetie is a vet and he recommends a mild (very mild) dose of Valium for cats on long road trips. Not enough to knock them out, just enough to calm them. He said he knows a lot of people don't want to drug their animals and he respects that, but the effects of constant.
Please do not use essential oils around cats at all.
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It’s not something fun to deal with right when you’re leaving. Oh ick! I’ve never traveled long distance with cats, but I do have one piece of advice. Garden Haul. If they get nervous, they will throw up. Don’t feed them within the hour before you leave. Good luck with that! Allison´s last post.
So I bought a dog net (small enough holes for the cat not to get through, installed it, put the cat loo in with it, and off we went.
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They still yowled but not as often.
This is the ULTIMATE guide on How To Travel WIth A Cat. Everything you need to know before hand, during and after the travel is here!.
When the day of sedating comes, prepare your cat a few hours beforehand. Then wrap it in a towel with only keeping its head out and then give it the sedative. Play with it, pat it, give it its favorite treats and try to keep it jolly.
So prepare a travel bag beforehand with →Dry foods your cat is familiar with →Enough water →Disposable litter box →Motion sickness medicine. As it’s a long trip, you must have enough things to last the trip.
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So there are some tips for you to help you comfort your cat in the long distance.
5. Re: Traveling with a cat in the cabin of plane. Dec 05, 2013, 12:22 PM. Not "tranquilize" as in knock them out compley, but yes I'd definiy consider kitty-valium as prescribed by a vet. It just seems like a kind thing to do, so the cat doesn't stress out too bad. I have seen cats and dogs lots of times on PV.
I'm sure others will chime in that have had experience bringing pets. Good Luck!.
I've never taken animals on a plane but we were returning from a trip a few yrs ago & 3 passengers had pets under their seats. I don't remember them meowing much but the young fellow beside us had a bit of a problem when the cat went to the bathroom in the carrier. 1 dog, 2cats. Other than that there wasn't a issue. I believe our flight was Vancouver to Ontario, so it was a fairly long plane ride.
Traveling With Pets. Traveling with Cats Suggestions? Chiot's Run. Traveling with a cat in the cabin of plane. How to Calm a Cat for Travel in a Car USA Today. Is it okay to give a cat valium for travel.the vet gave it to my dog for.
Answer by Melissa Zombie. Call the vet and ask! Filed Under: Cats familyguy007 says.
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if it is specifically prescribed by the vet for your cat yes, but i wouldnt give it to her just because you have it onhand and it worked on the dog, just l the vet about he travel plans and the anxious behavior, then he will prewcibe the proper dosage.
Uh…NO! Do NOT give animals drugs! buddydog says.
The main thing holding me back is that I won't put my cats through trauma, I won't put them in the hold of an airplane.
if the vet gives it to you for the cat, yes.
Even if your cat is a good traveler the wise owner prepares for the unexpected, so let's take a look at all aspects of safe travel with a cat. of the journey just in case. Better alternatives for sedation include diazepam, which helps the cat 'chill', or beta blockers which keep the heart rate steady and reduces feelings of anxiety.
Put the basket in the car, but without starting the engine. Whilst she’s eating her meal inside the basket, briefly close the door then open it again. Also, don’t only put her in the carrier when it’s time to visit the vet or cattery. Take her short trips round the block. And at the end of each adventure give her something extra-super tasty as a reward she’ll remember.
Line the bottom of the box with newspaper or a puppy pad, then place a fleece or blanket on top of that. For a super snuggly den give her one of your T-shirts, so that she has a familiar scent to reassure her.
Without wishing to sound pessimistic, it’s a good idea to plan ahead for worst case scenarios.