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Q. Our two cats (both three-year olds) travel fine after about the first three hours. They both get motion or anxiety sickness during that time. They get sick, dry heaves go on after their stomach is empty and, after all that, they settle down, find their 'spots' and seem to enjoy the trip. The only time they get sick is after a long delay in starting to travel again (day or two). Any ideas?

A. Motion sickness is the same for cats as it is for dogs. Once they get into the "groove," they typically will be fine. Yet, for some animals, they never seem to get over that initial period of sickness. My best advice for these animals is to ask your veterinarian for a short lasting tranquilizer. These usually last anywhere from 2-4 hours and, if given about a half hour before traveling, usually help get over the hump.

Dr. Mitch Spindel, Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital

Mitchell Spindel, DVM, Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Spindel earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. He practiced in Syracuse, New York before he and his wife and children relocated to beautiful North Carolina. Dr. Spindel is a past President of the Forsyth County Veterinary Medical Association. He is the veterinarian for Sci-Works in Winston-Salem, NC and is active with the Forsyth Humane Society, Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation and Greyhound Friends.

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