How do I take my cat in the car without him yowling the whole time?
Cats are not small dogs. They get very anxious when removed from their familiar environment. If you want your cat to be a good traveler, you will need to train him to go into a crate and relax. A cat loose in the car is at very high risk for escape.
- OxGord Pet Carrier soft sided cat carrier
- Petmate top load pet kennel
What if my cat doesn't like the crate?
You can start with short periods of confinement and lots of yummy treats! Gradually get your cat used to being in a crate for longer periods of time, in a moving vehicle. The alternative is to get a strong sedative from your veterinarian, but this should only be used temporarily during training.
- NurtureCALM feline calming pheromone collar
- Calm Cat Anti anxiety and stress relief coat
I have to move. I have heard that cats will try to escape and return to their former homes. Is this true?
Unfortunately, yes! Always confine your cat in a "safe" room, like the bathroom, when entering hotels, strange houses or your new house. Make sure she is relaxed and using the litter box before letting her explore. Never allow your cat to go outdoors unsecured. They have been known to travel many miles to get back to their old home.