Sedating cat air travel
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Our cat would have made the overnight flight a misery for everyone if she had not been asleep.
BTilkes rec of testing the drug first is a good one; also pay attention to how long the drug is effective.
Fodor's may use your email address to send you relevant information on site updates, account changes, and offers.We flew with our cat in the cabin from Newark to Zurich.We sedated her per our vets instruction by grinding a pill into some yogurt, which she would eat. At the airport we did have to take her out of the carrier at security so the carrier could be scanned. About half way through the flight she awoke, and began crying loudly.As she was a timid soul, it let her sleep, and when she arrived, she had not been traumatized by all the strange noises and smells.My vet recommended it, actually, and she was 8 at the time. I really hope that you are carrying your cat on board with you. I don't really like checking luggage that is at all valuable, and certainly never anything that is irreplaceable.