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post #70 of Old 11-28-2013
MikeOReilly
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Re: Cats on Board

Does anyone have ideas on how to deal with a cat that gets seasick? Our cat does OK when things are benign, but when the seas and wind kick up, so does he. He starts by drooling, and then moves on to vomit, and bowel/bladder evacuations. Not fun, for him or for us.

I think it is, in part, a fear response, but he has always been prone to motion sickness. We've tried giving him gravol and other drugs, but we have to force it down him, and this tends to scare him -- leading to a bad outcome. Besides, I hate to have him drugged.

He does get better the longer he's on the boat. I have hopes that once we move on full-time he'll fully adjust (we tend to go out for 4 to 6 weeks at a time now).

Any suggestions of things I could try?

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