Movin' on down...to KY! | Sphynxlair

Movin' on down...to KY!

Discussion in 'Sphynx Cat Questions?' started by 2sphynxgirl, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. 2sphynxgirl

    2sphynxgirlSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    Messages:
    328
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    Bowling...
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $4.00
    Ratings:
    +171
    My husband found a new job (thank u God!!:BigSmile:) and we are moving 4 hours south. My 2 Sphynx boys are great in the car & actually enjoy riding and looking out the window. My furry guy, however, HATES to be in the car. Our old vet was 20 minutes away & he "yelled" the whole time...he would never calm down. Same with the new vet that is only 10 min away.:ThumbsDown:

    I have seen lots of tips about blankets & carriers, but does anyone know what I can do for my poor guy? I'm afraid he's going to make himself sick. His hair falls out in clumps when we got to the vet- he'll look like a sphnx after 4 hours! I'm also afraid he'll frighten the other cats

    please help if you have experienced this before!!:Sweat:
     

  2. Maggies mommy

    Maggies mommyV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,126
    Likes Received:
    471
    Location:
    CT
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $1,028.16
    Ratings:
    +471
    So glad ur hubby got a job!!!! Good luck moving ;)
     
  3. susi794

    susi794Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Messages:
    13,352
    Likes Received:
    12,416
    Location:
    Belding,...
    Sphynx Bucks:
    $46,059.92
    Ratings:
    +12,595
    • Scary sphynx
    • Puppy
    • Red Sphynx
    • Pink Sphynx
    • Orange Sphynx
    Maybe ask the vet for a mild tranquilizer, then spray a little feliway on his carrier bedding.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • ultra_stella

      ultra_stellaV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

      Joined:
      Aug 4, 2009
      Messages:
      1,036
      Likes Received:
      369
      Location:
      Missouri
      Sphynx Bucks:
      $296.00
      Ratings:
      +369
      Have a safe trip/move to KY!
       
    • Marnasobsession

      MarnasobsessionV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

      Joined:
      Sep 20, 2009
      Messages:
      1,437
      Likes Received:
      795
      Location:
      LaVerkin...
      Sphynx Bucks:
      $465.00
      Ratings:
      +795
      GL...I agree with Susi.
       
    • Cathie

      CathieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

      Joined:
      Aug 24, 2009
      Messages:
      838
      Likes Received:
      339
      Location:
      Panama...
      Sphynx Bucks:
      $60.00
      Ratings:
      +339
      New to this bread, but I know in Horse there is Over the counter "be Calm" stuff and drops to help with stress.
       
    • ilovemysphynx

      ilovemysphynxAdministrator Staff Member

      Joined:
      Feb 2, 2009
      Messages:
      4,988
      Likes Received:
      3,071
      Location:
      New Jersey
      Sphynx Bucks:
      $6,040.16
      Ratings:
      +3,086
      • Fish
      • Dragon fly
      • Candy
      I like Susi's answer.
      Congrats on the job.
       
    • heather

      heatherV.I.P Lairian V.I.P Lairian

      Joined:
      Jul 25, 2009
      Messages:
      1,242
      Likes Received:
      461
      Location:
      MA
      Sphynx Bucks:
      $396.00
      Ratings:
      +462
      Good luck with the move and congrats on the hubby's job!

      My grandma has to tranquilize her cat for any type of travel. It's a mild sedative from the vet that she uses and doesn't knock him out or anything. He just lays around halfway between wake and sleep and is calm but responsive. I don't know what it is called but I'm sure your vet can give you something.
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • gizmo6370

        gizmo6370Banned

        Joined:
        Apr 7, 2009
        Messages:
        3,599
        Likes Received:
        2,470
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $8.00
        Ratings:
        +2,470
        Congrats on your hubbie's new job.....have a good trip :ThumbsUp:
         
      • abbyknitter

        abbyknitterSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

        Joined:
        Dec 9, 2009
        Messages:
        529
        Likes Received:
        307
        Location:
        Wisconsin
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $1.00
        Ratings:
        +307
        Congrats! Good Luck:ThumbsUp:
         
      • Olemam

        OlemamLairian

        Joined:
        Dec 1, 2009
        Messages:
        82
        Likes Received:
        52
        Location:
        Germany
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $412.00
        Ratings:
        +52
        Congratulations & Good luck for the move:ThumbsUp:
         
      • 2sphynxgirl

        2sphynxgirlSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

        Joined:
        Jul 5, 2009
        Messages:
        328
        Likes Received:
        171
        Location:
        Bowling...
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $4.00
        Ratings:
        +171
        The vet gave me Acepromazine to try. I am going to give it to him tomorrow since I will be home all afternoon to see how he reacts before we go on the road. I also got the Feliway spray so fingers crossed for next tuesday!!
         
      • 2sphynxgirl

        2sphynxgirlSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

        Joined:
        Jul 5, 2009
        Messages:
        328
        Likes Received:
        171
        Location:
        Bowling...
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $4.00
        Ratings:
        +171
        We did the trial run yesterday & I'm pretty sure he was "happy" but he was still walking around and doing his normal stuff. I called the vet today & reminded her that he is 22lbs-she suggested he get a whole pill instead of 1/2 next week:LOL:[​IMG]
         
      • susi794

        susi794Moderator Staff Member

        Joined:
        Aug 23, 2009
        Messages:
        13,352
        Likes Received:
        12,416
        Location:
        Belding,...
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $46,059.92
        Ratings:
        +12,595
        • Scary sphynx
        • Puppy
        • Red Sphynx
        • Pink Sphynx
        • Orange Sphynx
        It's a new chapter in your life-- how exciting! I know you are probably dreading the physical part of the move, but I hope you find nothing but good stuff in your Ky. future. Glad you got the tranqs from the vet and are all ready for the trip. Be safe when you go, K?
         
      • harley

        harleySenior Lairian Senior Lairian

        Joined:
        Jul 8, 2009
        Messages:
        375
        Likes Received:
        63
        Location:
        Louisiana
        Sphynx Bucks:
        $388.00
        Ratings:
        +64
        Congrats on your hubby's new job..I would be so siked about the move..Blue Grass, Home of the Kentucky derby.. Beautiful landscape.. I am so jealous.. I just wouldn't like winter..It's to cold for me here in Louisiana so I know I would freeze there.. Congrats again and glad the kitty tranquilizer seems to help.