(Closed) Taking cat on a seven-hour car trip tomorrow — advice?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I bring my cat home over long holidays when I visit my parents. She does NOT like being in a crate at all, and will yowl if we keep her in there. We’ve found that she actually behaves well if we let her crawl around the truck. It’s super cute, actually, she sits on my BFs lap and looks out over the steering wheel like. A co-pilot. I have a pic somewhere…

Anyways, I suggest not feeding her or giving her water for an hour or so before you leave, so she doesn’t need to “go.” if he has a tendency to throw up, buy some of those puppy training pads and put them in the cage or on the seats. That way, it’s easy to clean up and replace with a new pad. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I would drive from LA up to Sacramento a lot on weekends from college. My teddy was fine hanging out in my SUV the whole ride and behaved great for not being in the crate. Most of the time he sat on my lap or on the seat. 

We also moved with both of our cats from California to Missouri in a cab in a moving truck…not fun but for the 3 day trip …10 hour day rides and sleeping in a hotel…they were fine. 

 

I think you should be okay. Good luck!

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