To ensure they eat, stop and offer food every two to three hours.Get your cat used to a harness or leash long before your trip.
Encourage him/her to go in by placing toys and treats inside. After he/she is used to it, take him/her on short trips.
If possible, provide a small amount of water in a higher-sided bowl that won’t spill.
Bring a picture of your pet in case he/she escapes.
Have your pet checked and vaccinated before a long trip.
No loving pet parent wishes any of that on their cat or dog!
That’s why the American Veterinary Medical Association strongly recommends against using tranquilizers. Many dogs and cats respond well to various herbal stress-relievers.
If you can’t find a bowl that won’t spill, stop and offer water to your pet every hour.
Bring a few gallons of water from your former home that your pet is used to drinking. Cats don’t need to be fed for trips under two hours.
And tranquilizers affect more than your pet’s brain.
Sedatives reduce heart rate, respiration, and body temperature.
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