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Old 02-23-2007, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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We relocated about a month ago from Austin, TX to Cary, NC - we had our car shipped, and rented a Van so we could take our cat in comfort. She had her kitty litter box in the back, along with some food and water. She settled down pretty much right away, when she realized that she could wander around in the van and explore all the dark places between the suitcases, ice chest etc. I think she liked the adventure and was great in the hotels - (we too snuck her in). In fact, the first thing she would do every night was jump on the bed and then take a long bath.
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I can't even begin to imagine putting cats in a car and driving for any long distance. It's a struggle just taking them to the vet. Lol.

I only have one cat now. During our move from the east coast to Nevada, DH flew with the cat and put the carrier under the plane seat. The airline charged a $50 fee. My cat is a very mellow orange tiger but DH had the vet give him a mild sedative anyway on his way to the airport. The entire trip was very smooth, no crying or wetting the carrier. Poor kitty was petrified and silent all the way.

To the original poster, good luck on your move. I wish I could help.
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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Similar experience as the rest of you... howling and making noises in carrier at first and then quiet. Sedating is a good idea too if they do not travel well.
my parents dog has to be sedated every time there is a thunderstorm as it is a spaz. there is nothing harmful or long lasting effects...well... the dog is nuts anyway so I guess I shouldn't say that ha ha Best of Luck
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