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post #16 of Old 12-11-2004
mollyb
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Cats on Board

We have traveled widely with our cat aboard.
1. We''ve gotten vet statement of health every time we crossed borders - we have never been asked for her papers. (US, all Med basin countries between Spain and Turkey).
2. The EU requires pets to be "chipped" (about $40 to get done in France, more as you go east - we paid $65 in Turkey). No one in EU cared.
3. Get clumping cat litter when you can, further E you go in Med, harder it is to find. Vets almost always carry it. We use Science Diet food, its $$, but cat eats much less and takes up less space. Cat gets a bit of canned tuna in water every other day. Science Diet available as far E as Turkey. We''ll go to Egypt via Levant countries, we''ll see what happens in Syria, et al.
4. Throwing up is usually furballs rather than seasickness. Comb cat daily (esp in hot climes) using a fine toothed comb.

We think that cats make good boat pets.

Fair winds, calm seas, Fred
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