Moving with Cats across country.
All, Although I am brand new here on CF I hope someone can help me with a couple questions/problems/issues:
I am getting my home ready for a "For Sale" sign on April 1st.
My cats( I have two ) litter-box, and food bowl is located in my bedroom master closet and of course smells. I want to relocate everything into my garage. I can make it possible for them to have access full time, but am concerned they will have problems with the change.
Next question is about the actual move/drive from Florida to Texas. I moved to Florida from Texas about two years ago and had major problems with one of my cats getting stressed. I was concerned that he would die. He became very dispondent and could only pant like a dog with tounge handing out the entire trip. It took several days after I arrived before I could get him to eat.
Now I am about to make the return trip to Texas and am very concerned.
My cats were born "feral cats" and although I have made them house cats only, I have never tried to tame them or make them lap cats. It took three people to get them caged for the trip to Florida, and I do not want to go through the stress again.
Please, can anyone give me a suggestion to make me and the cats less stressed about our upcoming move?