Want to take your cat with you on vacation? Keep your trip fun and safe with proper planning.
Andee Joyce |
Posted: Thu Mar 15 00:00:00 PST 2001
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Tranquilizer reliability also presents problems. "They work on some cats, but not others, and there's a wide range of dosing, depending on size," says Ellen Buck, DVM, veterinary advisor for the HSUS in Washington, D.C. "But if it's something that makes the cat more comfortable, try a mild tranquilizer and see if that makes it less stressful." Whatever you and your veterinarian decide, never self-administer tranquilizers; if they are given, they must be prescribed by your veterinarian specifically for your cat.
After all of the planning and preparation needed to travel with your cat, you may feel as though you need a vacation from your vacation. Your planning will pay off though when you reach your destination and you are able to enjoy a relaxing vacation with your beloved cat. A cat that is well prepared for travel should enjoy it. "I've never had a problem with an animal on board, in 27 years as a flight attendant," Martz says. "But you need to [plan], so it's a pleasant experience."
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