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How to Care for your Cat during a Long Distance Move

So here’s the thing, our feline furry friends are a little more stressed and highly strung than our canine friends during travel. No breed of cat enjoys car rides, especially if they are long. Cats are creatures that always require to be in control of their movements.

Cats generally tend to breathe heavily, scratch on something non stop and whale when they are being moved out of their own free will.

Get your cat checked out by your regular vet. Get the full health check done, make sure all your paper work is in order and ask your vet to prescribe a sedative to be given to the cat on moving day. Embed the sedative in some soft food your cat loves to eat. You SHOULD NOT increase the dosage of the sedative at any time without the advice of your vet.

If you don’t have a pet carrier then now is the time to get one. Make sure you get a properly ventilated one and make sure that your windows are kept down some what to let fresh air into the back seat. Also, try and keep a lot of light out of the pet carrier. Use a soft towel to create a cozy corner for your cat.

Feed and water your cat regularly during the move. Always carry some extra towels just in case your feline friend has an accident during the journey.

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