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How to get your cat to love car rides ?

If you planing on joining the Adventure Cat movement, there is no doubt you will soon want to explore further than your neighbourhood. So here is how to get your cat used to car rides..

1: Introduce your Cat to the Car ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ โ€‘ Take your Kitty to your car, first keep a door open so your Cat can come in and out of it (either have your cat on leash while doing so, or in an enclosed garage to avoid any escapes). Allow your Cat to explore the car and sniff around. โ€‘ Leave your Cat backpack/ carrier in the car (only if your Kitty knows this ๐ŸŽ’ is a safe place). Encourage your Cat to get in the back pack by making it feel homey. 2: Move In ๐Ÿพ Get in the car with your Kitty & close the doors. Play with your Cat in the car, give pets & use reward for being cooperative. Slowly increasing the amount of time spent in the car. Keep doing that until your Cat is at ease in the car. 3: Letโ€™s Roll ๐Ÿš— Once your Cat is comfortable with the car itโ€™s time to roll. Ensure Kitty is safe either in the carrier or in the seat belt harness (to avoid your Cat becoming a projectile in case of accident) & roll on. Start with really short rides, around the block for example. Like with the previous step slowly increase the amount of time spent rolling each times & reward your Cat for being cooperating. 4: Consistency is ๐Ÿ”‘ Ride often, donโ€™t let your Kitty forget all the progress made. So take your best friend with you as often as possible. โ›”๏ธ Never leave your Cat in the car unattended !

๐Ÿ˜ธ Prepare your cat: ๐Ÿ’ญ One way to avoid your Cat being hyper active while youโ€™re on the road is to play with your cat before the adventure. ๐Ÿ’ญ Avoid feeding your Cat before hitting the road to be less likely to have your Kitty have motion sickness. Your veterinarian c

an also help with some calming medication or a pheromone spray. ๐Ÿ’ญ For longer rides make sure you have regular break to ensure your Cat stays hydrated. Ensure your Cat stay at a good temperature. Be prepared for bathroom breaks, you can even use a portable litter box. โš ๏ธ We recommend getting your Cat Car Trained at a time when you are not due for any Veterinary visits, especially if your Cat doesnโ€™t like the Vets. This is so your Cat does not associate the two as the same one thing.

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