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What is the best way to move cross country with a cat?

Asked by annibruno (7points) November 15th, 2006
From NYC to San Francisco - Can they go on airplanes? How long can they stand to be without a litter box and food?
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andrew's avatar
Yes, they can go on airplanes
andrew's avatar
But you have to put them in a specific container (your existing cat-carrier might be too big)
andrew's avatar
Also, you have to have your medical papers current
andrew's avatar
And you have to pay an extra fee
andrew's avatar
6 hours will be fine w/o litterbox/food.
Supergirl's avatar
Your vet can give you some "cat xanax" It makes the long trip much better for the animal.
williamsburger's avatar
concern would be that jfk-sfo is more like 10 hours, and that the cat's bladder might not hold out. any suggestions to reduce the risk of that?
nomtastic's avatar
leave the cat. then you will move more happily.
nomtastic's avatar
damn. did i say that out loud?
ninafreeman02's avatar
I've done it several times with two cats. Definitely check with the airline to check their regulations. You have to pay an extra fee, but I would recommend bringing your cat on as carry-on. Good luck. It's stressful, but possible.
joshiewitz's avatar
give your cat away and get a dog when you get to the other side.
pippi123's avatar
i sat next to a woman on the plane that had a cat under her seat. it was totally fine. if you're flying direct, the trip is 6 hrs.
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