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How should I accomodate my cat if I travel for work?

There are a few distinct ways you can tackle this: 1) Look into getting a quality cat sitter. Talk to friends with pets, people in your neighborhood with pets, people at your vet's office. The ...
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Travelling with cat by plane

From my experience (I shipped a cat from Brisbane, Australia to Houston, Texas - which was a LOT more than a 5 hour journey), I can offer some suggestions. Water is essential. Most of the places that ...
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Is it safe to take a small (such as a Robo or Chinese) hamster in airplane, or can they "explode"?

Airplanes maintain air pressure in both the passenger cabin and the cargo hold. The reason for the passenger cabin is obviously health and safety of the passengers, but in the cargo hold it is for ...
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How can I transport my rabbit using a bicycle?

I travel often with my rabbits, a normal trip to the vet tends to be an hour by car, and a several hour trip to go camping is not usual. The SleepyPod you indicate in your question or a hard sided ...
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Should I put my cat into a cattery while I go away on holiday?

I can't tell you what to do, I've done both and what I do depends on a lot on what is currently going on in the home as well as my cats' personalities. This is a list of the questions I go through ...
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Travelling with cat by plane

Some creepy words of caution. Airlines may or may not regard your pet as little more than baggage. There have been lots of incidents of pet deaths due to negligence of airline workers in handling ...
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Is it feasible to take cat on a 1400 mile, 21+ hour road trip?

It all depends on the personality of your cat I think, but for the most part, I consider it do-able. I've made a similar trip several times for visiting family on holidays. Though my drive is only 12 ...
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Should I bring my cat with me if I travel for 1 month?

It is very hard for a cat to come to a new place and by the time your cat settles in, it is time to move back home. So if it is possible for you to get a cat sitter, I think this is the best option ...
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Is it feasible to take cat on a 1400 mile, 21+ hour road trip?

When my husband and I moved from Brooklyn back to the Seattle area, we had to arrange for our two hairless cats to be driven across country for 3 days in a small SUV. One of the cats has anxiety, but ...
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How can I help my cat not get carsick?

Cats may also get ill due to stress, so I would try to make sure she's as unstressed as you can possibly make her. Some tips I've found are: 1.Try to make the pre-vet routine less stressful. If you'...
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Leaving red-eared sliders for the weekend

A few days of fasting for a healthy turtle should be no problem. You should still place more food than normal, you're turtle doesn't really have to fast. I'd suggest a bigger variety to what your ...
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Can I keep my cat from defecating in the carrier during transport?

Your cats are pooping in the carrier because they are nervous. There are several strategies for dealing with this (none foolproof) As you indicate take the cat in after it poops (but the bowels ...
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Cat meeting new cat

Letting the other cat stay in their own home, and visiting to feed them and clean litterbox, would probably be wiser. Or, if you must foster in your own home, plan on keeping them separated or ...
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How can I stop my cats from urinating in the pet carrier?

It's a fear reaction. My cat does it as well when I take him to the vet. You have to think about it this way. A dog is given a kennel as a bedroom and while they may be shut in sometimes, you know ...
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Transport a cockatiel locally in car ride

You've got a few choices. You can do a search on Amazon for "bird carrier." They tend to be a bit pricey but are built specifically for birds. Alternatively, you can go buy a small animal carrier or ...
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Rabbits as hand luggage in airplane

I travel with rabbits over long distances, mostly by automobile. When driving we stop about every 4 hours and set up an exercise pen for them to use the bathroom, eat and drink for about 30 minutes. ...
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Can I travel for 2 years with my cat and two dogs?

This is my personal, subjective opinion: You could travel with dogs, but it would mean a lot of stress for the cat. Dogs are (in general) very social animals and their pack is their home. If the pack ...
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Family loyal dog for long-term travel

There are several aspects you need to consider, including: Breed Traditional herding and guard breeds were bred exactly for your purpose: to protect familiar individuals (animals or humans) from ...
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How to transport an older feral/family cat 500 miles?

First off, you should definitely take the kitty with you. From what you tell, it seems both of you are fond of each other and it would be very emotional for both of you to leave each other. Coming to ...
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How can I help my cat not get carsick?

Are you sure it is "car sick" rather than "I'm unhappy because I'm in my carrier, not at home, able to do what I want". With my "baby" I'm sure it is the second and not the first... but to a human ...
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International travel with cockatiels (moving from the US)

I've done this with two quaker parrots (Myiopsitta monachus), first by plane from the US to Europe, and some years later, by ferry from one European country to another one. First of all, you may be ...
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How can I safely transport a chinchilla on a 15 hour car ride?

It turned out that I was more worried than I should have been. While she didn't like the bumpier roads, she wasn't too upset at spending a day in the car. What I ended up doing was I put her in a ...
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How should I accomodate my cat if I travel for work?

I travel frequently for work. If you are gone for up to 3 days (possibly 4) your cat(s) will be fine if you leave adequate food and water and buy a humongous litter box and scoop it before you leave. ...
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How should I accomodate my cat if I travel for work?

Dan S has a super answer (+1), but the OP has ruled out all of those options in recent comments. Look for a local cat rescue organization. I volunteer with a rabbit rescue, and one of the things we ...
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Is it safe to take a small (such as a Robo or Chinese) hamster in airplane, or can they "explode"?

Explosion is obviously an urban legend. I never heard of such a thing before. But Roborovski hamsters are adapted to similar pressures as humans and other mammals so there is no reason to assume that ...
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Teach cats to stay close in unfenced area

If someone told me they'd trained their cat not to roam when outside unrestrained, I'd have one thing to say to them: "I'll believe it when I see it". It's very unlikely to train a cat not to roam, ...
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Should we crate our puppy during their first car ride?

Assuming you're taking him home from the breeder at around 8 weeks of age, he's still in his critical (socialisation) period, meaning that they are very open to new experiences and won't have a priori ...
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How can I stop my cats from urinating in the pet carrier?

If I have to carry my cats I put them into their toilet in advance. When they feel the litter under their paws they usually feel urged to pee there even if their bladders are only half full. After ...
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how can I transport a suckerfish by automobile for 6 hours?

A 5 gallon bucket and a battery powered airstone is usually a good way to transport. The biggest concern is the fish running out of oxygen in a closed container and the larger the fish, the more ...
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Door Protector for dogs that like to Hang Out the Window

Meant to post this earlier, but my fiancé actually came up with the perfect idea: dog socks. Protects the car - inside and out. Don't have to worry about them falling off or getting blown away (like ...
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