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How to train your cat to love road trips
How to prepare your cat for stress-free travel

How to train your cat to love road trips

Last updated January 2nd, 2018

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Earl Grey Ninhsy resting after a walk at the beach. Returning from a cat show in 2003 (Galway, Ireland)

Getting your cat used to driving with you in your car doesn’t have to be like sitting through hours listening to a cacophony of howling banshees. Here is the scenario: You’re driving with your cat in the carrier. He is meowing incessantly. You’re anxious and frustrated, he’s anxious and confused. You’re trying to soothe him with sweet talk but the more you talk, the louder he gets, which leads you to become more anxious for his well-being, not to mention, distracted. Not a good combination while driving. Most of us have been there. I’ve had cats who were completely chilled during car rides, and others who have screamed blue murder all the way to the destination. But there is a way to train your cat to take car rides in his stride. Read More

How to prepare your cat for stress-free travel

Last updated December 16th, 2017

Whether you’re moving house or moving to a new country across the Atlantic, traveling with cats can be stressful. I know, I’ve moved twice to different countries and brought my two fur babies with me each time. This article will focus on preparing your cats for their trip to make it as stress-free for them as it should be for you…..

traveling with cats

Preparing your cat for the big move

Preparing cats for traveling can be daunting and stressful for both cat guardians and their furry friends. For an animal that is very much attached to its environment and extremely sensitive to unfamiliar sounds and smells, traveling with cats, whether it’s over long or short distances, is still a big deal. We all know about the resistance when trying to get them into the dreaded cat carrier, the howling all the way to the vet, the look of absolute horror in their eyes as they look at you pleading to free them from their imminent misery!

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