Sedating cats for car travel

Longer trips across multiple states required sedation or she would become stressed and dehydrated from howling for hours.I limited the trips as much as I could, but here in the South a hurricane evacuation is sometimes a commonly prescribed by veterinarians specifically for the traveling pet; it has strong anti-nausea properties, helpful for a restless or motion sickness prone cat.If you're using acepromazine for your cat's trip, it's wise to start with the lowest dose possible a few days before your trip to see how your cat responds to the drug and determine the appropriate dose.However, it is possible to travel with a cat without a huge amount of problems.The key is to the prepare ahead of time by acclimating your cat to travel gradually and preparing supplies well before the departure date. The article has given me some very useful tips and certainly gave us lots of things to prepare the cats so it will be easier, none of which we knew.

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.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.