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Hitting the road with your cat
If you're planning a road trip and want to bring your cat along, be sure to review some car travel tips before you leave to make sure your furry companion is as comfortable as possible.
Cats can experience motion sickness just like humans, and if necessary, you can get prescription medicine from your vet to help ease any discomfort. This can help calm your pet, making the drive more enjoyable for you both. A pheromone spray can also be an effective relaxation tool.
Find a carrier that is tall and spacious enough for your cat to settle in. Don't wait until the road trip to introduce the crate to your cat. Let your pal get used to the new environment by leaving it in his favorite room in the house so he can check it out. Placing a bit of catnip inside can make it even more appealing.
If your cat has little previous experience in a car, take him on a few short drives around the block before embarking on a long journey. Get him adjusted to being a passenger and then you'll be ready for your big vacation!