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How can I help my cat not get carsick?

We've been seeing a veternarian dermatologist who is about an hour drive away (on the beltway, where it's common to reach speeds of 65 mph). Two of the three cats are fine, but Ginger keeps getting ...
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Travelling with cat by plane

We are currently arranging for our pet cat to join us in the UK. We've gone through the process of organising the trip and fulfilled (or will do) all the requirements to have the cat in the UK (she ...
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Should I put my cat into a cattery while I go away on holiday?

I'm planning to go away on holiday for a couple of weeks. Should I look at putting my cat (10 year old regular moggie) into a cattery for the period, or should I look at getting a neighbour to come in ...
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How should I accomodate my cat if I travel for work?

I am currently pursuing a new job which will require a decent amount of travel. I am very conflicted since I don't know who could look after my cat each time I'm away if I get this job. I don't have ...
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Dogs in vehicles - which is safer; harness or crate?

When traveling with a dog in the car, which is safer: a dog harness made for use with seatbelts? or a crate? My puppy is around 14 lbs (6.4 kg) and we've been using a crate for travel. I'm ...
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Where do I get a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (health certificate) and acclimation certificate?

I have heard that I will need a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection to travel with a pet (dog) and some airlines require an acclimation certificate. Where can I obtain these certificates and is there ...
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Is there any way to make sure my bearded dragon has enough to eat while I'm on vacation?

I'm going to be travelling between Christmas and New Year's, and so I'm working on making sure all my pets are being taken care of while I'm gone. Some of them are coming with me, and others are being ...
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How to transport fishes over large distance?

What options do I have to transport my fishes if I am moving a far distance? For example flying from NYC to San Francisco? EDIT: There will be no prepared tank set up after moving. Also, this will ...
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Why do cats hate riding in cars?

Whenever we need to take one our cats in the car (usually to the vets, but not always), the in-car drama is quite intense with a yowling and even vomiting (rare for short durations). Why do cats, ...
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How should I transport dogs across the country?

According to English Wikipedia: In June 1983, the Romney family left their Belmont, Massachusetts home on their way to Romney's parents' cottage in Beach O'Pines, Ontario for an annual vacation ...
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Can I bring my dog or cat on Amtrak?

Traveling with pets on airplanes can be challenging. Trips can be long and airports do not normally have areas for animals to relieve themselves. Furthermore, animals that are too large need to be ...
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Make life easier for motion sick dog when traveling?

I have a two year old adult dog that tends to get motion sick when traveling via car. Short trips to the park are OK, but trips longer than 20 minutes are problematic. Normally, we don't feed him at ...
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How can I keep my cats safe in my car?

When transporting one cat I put the carrier on the passenger seat (with the front grill facing me). When transporting both, somebody gets the back seat (with the carrier similarly facing the center ...
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How long can a 1-year-old cat stay home alone?

Whenever I go on vacation I leave my 1-year-old cat with my friend, who also has a cat. My cat and his cat HATE each other, and I was wondering if I can leave my cat alone at home. I plan to be gone ...
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What strategy to undertake for a long car trip with my dog?

My family and I have an upcoming vacation, traveling by car. The trip is going to be about 12-13 hours, and we plan on rotating drivers so we don't have to stop overnight. We will be taking my ...
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What's a suitable way to drive with a big dog in the car?

I drive a Honda Crosstour. I was wondering what I can use to make sure that the my dog, a german shepherd, can be kept safe and comfortable in the trunk/backseat and also prevent any damage to the ...

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