Traveling with a cat over the Thanksgiving holiday...
I wanted to get some advice from the cat owners of the group...
I have a cat who is almost 1 year old. He is perfectly healthy, and has a wonderful personality.
I am planning on traveling to my hometown to see my family for thanksgiving which is 5.5 hours away... Since there will no one in town to look after my cat while I am gone, I thought that I would bring him home with me. However, I am concerned that I am going to traumatize him and that he will not do well on the trip. My family has outside cats (he should have no interaction with them), and 2 small dogs. In the past, my cat has done well with dogs but I am afraid that he might act differently this time since he will be in their territory. Also, I am concerned about the length of the drive... my vet said that I could give him some benadryl to keep him calm but I'm not sure if I want to do that to him.
Basically, I really really don't want to cause any unessecary trauma to my cat and I want to do everything that I can to make sure that he is comfortable on our trip.
Does anyone have any advice or experience in regards to traveling with a cat?? Any do's or don'ts? Please help!!!