Moving Cats Across the Country! Help!!
Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:04 AM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:07 AM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:08 AM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:56 AM
| Originally Posted by Ana |
thanks girls! I really appreciate everything. The only advice the vet gave us was not to give them a tranquilizer since they aren't supervised and there's always a risk of having some reaction to it, which is why he recommended the natural/herbal meds. Also he suggested that I get the cats used to their crates early on so that they won't be in an entirely new place for the trip over. Lets just say that I plan on drinking (ALOT) on the flight over. I have panic attacks on my own on the planes, nevermind knowing they will be under the plane. Sometimes I wish I could just explain to them how what is going on
edessbride09, did you have your cat under the plane or as carry on? and did you fly with westjet?
Our cat flew in the cabin with us on WestJet, rather than under the plane... though i actually regretted this and would put him in the cargo hold next time. I don't think that seeing us was at all calming for him, and all the other people around made it more stressful. I know people that work on Westjet and they say that the animals are really well treated on their trip to cargo, and that most animals do really well down there. I suggest taking a little sedative for yourself instead of giving it to the cats :-)
Posted 21 October 2008 - 03:48 PM
It's not for sure but there's a possibility that we could move to South Africa for FI's work. the ONLY reason I don't want to go is because of our babies. I think that one of them would be OK but the other one would freak out so much I imagine her having a heart attack or something equally as bad. Then we'd come back to the States once a year and would be bring them or have someone babysit them? It's so stressful to me it makes me feel sick to my stomach and like i'll start bawling any second.
I could pay $2500 for my ticket and only travel for 19 hours total or pay less but travel for 27-35 hours. I could NOT put them through that, especially with the plane changes and the fact that they have to ride in cargo because SA doesn't allow incoming pets to be anything but cargo. I can't decide what's more important, my babies or a once in a lifetime opportunity. Nothing is for sure yet, but my FI is pretty sure if he really wants the spot he can get it because his bosses love him so much.
Posted 21 October 2008 - 04:04 PM
Good luck with your move.. I'm sure it will all go smoothly And let us know how your babies did when you get there!
Posted 24 October 2008 - 11:33 PM
Posted 25 October 2008 - 01:32 AM
| Originally Posted by RedDiamond |
My best friend moved to Russia last year (and now the Ukraine) to teach English. She took her cat with her, and put the crate in the cabin with her. She didn't have any problems at all. I'm sure some cats would get nervous and cry. Have you had your cats in the car much? That might give you an idea of how they would do in a plane.
I have looked into hiring pet specific travel agents if it comes down to it.
Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:33 PM
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