Sedating older cat for travel

Potty breaks are tough to manage with a cat, so if space allows, consider getting a carrier large enough to hold the cat and a small portable litter box.

Get kitty comfortable with the carrier well in advance of travel day.

So if a quick trip to the vet’s office is enough to enrage your pet, a longer car trip may be miserable.

It’s the rare cat that enjoys the prospect of being closed into a carrier and transported in a moving vehicle.

You can also place a T-shirt or blanket in the travel crate that smells like you or that reminds him of home.Occasionally place treats inside for the cat to find.After a few days, place the cat inside the carrier.Play podcasts or quiet, melodic music rather than rock music or anything that might upset an already stressed animal.Some cats really suffer from stress and discomfort during long trips.

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