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Q: what's the best way to move with a cat?

June 22, 2009 | By Emily B. | 5 answers | Expired: 1745 days ago

Emily B.

I'm moving across the country with my cat, and I had planned to take a flight, but it costs a fortune to fly a cat, and I was wondering what the best option to move her is, keeping in mind I don't have a lot of money to spend on this move

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dawn
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Jul 04, 2009

I have moved many times with cats & dogs. Pack them up in the car and head down the road. The longest move I made was from South Carolina to California with 2 cats. The cats chill in a carrier with a small litter pan. Then when we'd stop for the day I made a bigger litter pan available. The hardest part about the traveling by car is when you want to stop for a meal, and it's warm outside...simple solution is to pack some food and have a roadside picnic. Kitties can roam around on a leash and you can enjoy a break from driving. Never ever let you cat roam with being on a leash, with a secure harness. If your cat is not good in the car visit your vet for some tranquilizer. Good luck

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Diane H.
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Jun 25, 2009

I've taken a cat in a carrier under my seat in an airplane, and also driven from NY to IL with one. Neither is alot of fun, but both went fine. Just remember you'll probably have to open the carrier at security, so keep a leash on so she doesn't jump out and run through the airport.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jun 23, 2009

I agree that a train is best if you don't want to fly, although my sister had a cat that loved to be in the car and had no problems on long trips, but she was brought up that way.I heard the same about southwest, prob. worth checking out.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jun 23, 2009

I read that the best way cats can travel is by train and train rides are relatively cheap. I'm too afraid to put my cats on a plane because my ears hurt like heck with the pressure change, and I couldn't imagine how bad that would hurt for them.

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daryl b.
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Jun 23, 2009

south west airlines has announced that any animal small enough to fit under the seat will be concederd cary on and will not charge. check it out

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