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Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.
Benadryl can be used in these situations as it can cause drowsiness as a side effect however its effect can be unreliable. Have you travelled with your cat before?
The higher dose of benadryl that is safe would be 0.5mg/lb. There is also a medication called zylkene which can be used for a few days before travel and on the day of travel that can have a mild calming effect. Dosing with zylkene at 75mg twice daily, starting 5 days before your travel and continuing for 5 days after you move can help both with the travel and with the stress of the move.
Another tip I have from my own cat is to cover the cat carrier with a jacket etc, this can help keep stressy cat a little calmer if it is dark for them.
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