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Q: What is the best way to travel for 16+ hours in a car with a cat and dog?

November 8, 2008 | By maygan g. | 8 answers | Expired: 2074 days ago

maygan g.

We wil be moving from GA to TX in January and will be driving there. The jim (cat) is not fond of the car is there something we can do to ease his anxiety?

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Marnie B.
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Nov 08, 2008

You might want to look into some Feliway...a pheromone spray that can be sprayed into his carrier to relieve some of his stress. And if it's a serious problem, you could ask your vet for something as a light tranquilizer/sedative.

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Jill F.
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Nov 15, 2008

Short of sedating him, which isn't necessarily a good idea, you might just have to bear up. But in any case I found it's best to crate an animal for travelling. I've moved across country with six cats in the car, all caged, and while they weren't happy, they also stayed safe. Try to do your move in the fewest number of hours or days you can manage.

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Jessica P.
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Nov 08, 2008

Oh I didn't see the part about the dog....I traveled with a cat, three dogs, a guinea pig and a hedgehog in a car...If you are in a car (not a truck/suv with crates) then you should without aquestion get a dog "seat belt"...a harness that you hook the seatbelt through for your dog (and possibly your cat if your do not have a carrier). My favorite is by Four Paws and is black with fake wool the seatbelt slips right through a loop on the top of the harness, and does not get tangle like other types. Good luck!

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