Sedating cats for car travel
You may notice how your cat behaves for a simple trip to the vet: howling, drooling, dashing away from you when she sees the carrier.
The prospect of spending hours in a car with her like that is unappealing.
Every single trip was stressful — probably more for me than my cat.
My second cat loves his carrier and couldn’t care less about cruising in the car.
If it is going to be a long journey you may have your cat checked by your vet to ensure it is healthy before it travels.
We hope to try again on December 30th, and I will be seeing the vet again next week.
We had to abandon the journey after a mile or so because of his extreme distress and hyperventilating.
Surely there MUST be a way to sedate him effectively and prevent his distress?
The only alternative is to leave him in a house where the sole occupant is away from Sunday night to Friday afternoon each week (one of us has moved, the other is staying, but works away) with a neighbour dropping in to feed him, or to find him a new home - I don't want to do either of things.