Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy



or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.


Q. 15 year-old fem. Cat. Only car trips to vet & hates it. We are moving, and she has car trip for 2 days and one night in hotel. Suggestions?

Answered By
AMANDA MILLER COOK

A. This will be a challenge as it's only 2 days away but generally the idea would be to desensitize her to her kennel by keeping it a positive area and allowing her to go in and out as she pleases rather than forcing her in. For this moment, you might try offering canned cat food in the back of her travel crate to let her get somewhat used to it. You might also cons

Answered By
AMANDA MILLER COOK

A. You might also consider a calming aid such as feline pheromone spray (Feliway) that you can spray on bedding to place inside the crate and give some pet rescue remedy before leaving. If it's really bad, maybe your vet can prescribe a sedative for the trip.


DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

CAN'T FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

Ask an expert about your unique situation now FOR FREE!

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.