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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello Everyone!

Got a question my 2 boys Cheech and Chong will be moving with me from Orlando Florida to Knoxville TN about a 12hr drive. Here is the problem they freak out everytime we go to the vets office and was wondering if there was anything safe out there that would ease there bawling accessive meowing. I love them to death and if I have to hear it then its ok but it would make a for a nice peaceful drive.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 06:56 PM
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You might ask your vet about prescribing a sedative medication.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2005, 12:28 AM
 
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Might want to try spirit essences adjustment or ultimate adjustment

http://www.spiritessence.com/?action=ca ... tegory=fec

I moved from Michigan to Flordia in July. Mine cried in the begining, then they just mellowed out. It took a few hours for all of them to be quiet though
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Ok, I'll ask the vet this week what he recommends for them.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2005, 06:12 PM
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I'll be moving with Oliver from Illionis to South Carolina. I already asked my vet about a medicine to put Ollie to sleep for the ride and my vet said he wouldn't give any. Oliver is going to be confused as it is but then having him try to wake up from the meds is going to be even worse on him he said. So, hopefully during you'll 12 hour drive they will settle down at some point...good luck!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2005, 12:26 PM
 
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Hi there!!

I moved from Ottawa Canada to Dallas Texas last fall and had to take 3 flights to get here. It took us over 12 hours of travelling from my apartment to my husband's.

My vet as well as all of my friends who had gone through similar lengthy moves, suggested children's Gravol - an over the counter anti-nauseant. I was told to give 6mg per kg (or 2.2 pounds). I used the pills however there is a liquid. Make sure that either is NOT flavored.

It will help with any motion sickness and make your kitty a little sleepy and more calm so that the event will be less traumatizing.

My kitties arrived safely in Dallas a little bewildered but adjusted better than after my apartment move years earlier and WAY better than after their trip to the vet when they were declawed, or fixed or when they had their teeth cleaned!!!

If you have any questions please, contact me for more info or check out their web site www.gravol.ca


Good luck!!
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