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Has anyone here had any experience with pets and air travel? Any particular airline that you'd recommend (or not recommend)?
:rofl:(your vet will give you a sedative, and you should also give one to your pet).
:rofl: I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that!(your vet will give you a sedative, and you should also give one to your pet).
Sad to say, but Cha-Cha -- not being used to car trips -- emptied her system in the half-hour between Boulder and Denver. I threw out the old kitchen towels that I used to line her kitty-carrier, and put in fresh. I think part of the reason deciding to drive straight through to Tennessee in the 20-21 hour marathon was to just avoid this happening again. I had packed a water and food dish, and a small littler box with just enough litter for an overnight at a hotel if need be. I was more worried about dehydration possibilities, but her scared panting stopped pretty quick after Denver too...When you drive long distances with a cat, how do you handle their need to use the little kitty litter room? That's the part I'd be worried about, timing stops so the cat could use the litter box, and would she? But it only seems worse on an airplane.
Bean and I drove fourteen hours a couple of times. I have a small SUV so I put the back seats flat and put her carry case on that with the door facing between the front seats so she could see where we were going. As long as I left the door of her case open, she didn't yowl, and she stayed in the case and mostly napped. Without drugs.When you drive long distances with a cat, how do you handle their need to use the little kitty litter room? That's the part I'd be worried about, timing stops so the cat could use the litter box, and would she? But it only seems worse on an airplane.
That sounds like a good idea. I kept wondering about putting a litter box on the floor, but was thinking back seat, and was thinking of how difficult it is to use the bathroom on a plane when it hits turbulence, and thought that would be the end of the floor of my car (there would still be the matter of having a cat who wants to push litter around for 10 min and still never manages to effectively bury anything).I put her litter box on the front seat passenger's side floor. When she needed to use it, she got out of her case and climbed into the front passenger seat. I saw her and slowed the car down and pulled over onto the side of the road. She climbed down into her litter box, did her thing, and climbed back up to her carry case. I scooped what I needed to out of the box and into a plastic sealable bag I had on hand and got rid of the bag on regular stops.
That's just like Cha-Cha -- she always scratches the wall next to the box... instead of scratching the litter around. Augh!there would still be the matter of having a cat who wants to push litter around for 10 min and still never manages to effectively bury anything.
No, actually I had no idea I'd ever be going to school when I came out here.Had you only moved to LA for school?
It's some of both. I miss my family and my grandmother constantly hints at how nice it would be to have me closer. The cost of living has skyrocketed in the last 10 years, and people like me on an average income are getting priced out of living here.Do you just want to be close to your family again, or don't you like LA?