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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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I am moving to Taiwan and need to bring my cat with me. I

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Hi,I am moving to Taiwan and need to bring my cat with me. I need to find out whether it is safe for a cat to be on a 16 hour flight and if he needs to be sedated Etc.Thank you
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 9 months ago.

Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have providedregarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Has your cat travelled anywhere before on a plan or had any long rides in a car?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I've traveled with him by car for 5 hours several times but he's never traveled by plane.
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 9 months ago.

How did he do when he traveled in the car? If he did well during that trip he will not likely need a sedative to travel if he does not have the problem of becoming anxious. There are also things you can do to help him relax without a sedative such as putting cat nip in his carrier and using a calming pheromone such as Feliway