My husband and I are moving from Florida to New York in three weeks. Yes, I know that only crazy people move from Florida to New York, especially in the winter but it must be done.
Traveling with us will be Snowy and Elvin our two cats aged 17 and 5 respectively.
We’ve been to the vet with both cats, got them all caught up on shots and cleared with the vet that the 17 year old could survive the trip. We’ve acquired tranquilizers for Elvin as he is apt to yowl constantly when in the car in his carrier. Snowy, we were told, shouldn’t be given tranquilizers because of her advanced years and will just have to tough it out.
What I’m seeking here is general advice on how to handle the car ride. We’re splitting it up into two days but they’ll be 2 long days. Approx. 10 hours of driving each day if you include stops.
We have a water bottle and we’ll have a litter box but I’m just wondering if anyone has done this before and has any specific advice. I think they’d both be happier if they weren’t confined to their carriers but I’m not sure that letting them loose in the van while driving is a great idea either.
Thoughts, suggestions, advice, experiences and funny stories are all welcome. Thanks in advance.