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    I have a 14y-old cat. I want to take her with me, she's moved twice with me before in the same city, but I'm pretty worried as she's never been too far out, especially not on an airplane. Last trip I took with her, she was like 5 and it was a 7 hour road trip. She hates getting to the vet, but she's cool once were out. I'd be a little sad if I had to leave her behind in my parents house, she is my baby and best friend, the one who wakes me up in the morning. Any thoughts, advice on taking your pet with you to St. Maarten from those taking their pets (especially cat parents) or from those who already have? Thanks
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    Have your vet give you a couple lorazepam or diazepam and bring her with you. i would be bringing my cat but my fiance wants to keep him at home with our other cat until they all come to the island.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon-Monkey View Post
    Have your vet give you a couple lorazepam or diazepam and bring her with you. i would be bringing my cat but my fiance wants to keep him at home with our other cat until they all come to the island.
    tranquilizers,eh Did I mention I want to bring her to the island, alive?
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    I know students also feed their pets benadryl for the flight to keep them calm. I am sure the vet can prescribe the right dose for the given animal.
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    I was going to bring my pets, a dog and 2 cats with us, but I figured it would be to much of a hassle to bring them and fly them everytime we go back to the states. I sure am going to miss them, my mom is watching them while we are in SXM. But when I spoke to the vet about giving them something to fly, they said they dont do that any longer and that the animals dont need it. I would be to afraid if something would to happen since we are about 30,000 ft above sea level and they are knocked out. Maybe I might end of bringing the cats but who knows, its a tough one for my dog b/c shes an American Bulldog and can only fly with certain conditions. I say if you really want to bring your cat go ahead, she will be fine and you can bring her on the plane with you and the good thing is she is a carry on but not considered you 1 carry on bag. Good luck.

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    Thanks for the responses. I'm determined to bring her (she's my study buddy) keeps me company when I'm alone at the desk for hours, but I'm pretty nervous at it. It's do or die. Hope it all goes well.
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    Hopefully not do and die! jk- I can attest to the fact that vets still prescribe tranqs, i'll ask my sister (a vet) what a good one for a 14yo cat would be. Cats are easy cause you dont need to store them in the luggage compartment, it can remain with you in the cabin throughout the flight.

    Dont sweat it if you choose not to bring your own, the dorms are equipped with a couple hundred of those suckers and you might be fortunate enough to live on the first floor where you can smell them crapping outside your window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZIMAgo View Post
    Hopefully not do and die! jk- I can attest to the fact that vets still prescribe tranqs, i'll ask my sister (a vet) what a good one for a 14yo cat would be. Cats are easy cause you dont need to store them in the luggage compartment, it can remain with you in the cabin throughout the flight.

    Dont sweat it if you choose not to bring your own, the dorms are equipped with a couple hundred of those suckers and you might be fortunate enough to live on the first floor where you can smell them crapping outside your window.
    Ooohh, I love the smell of cat crap in the morning.

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    the dorms were especially smelly last night.......what was up with that
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZIMAgo View Post
    Hopefully not do and die! jk- I can attest to the fact that vets still prescribe tranqs, i'll ask my sister (a vet) what a good one for a 14yo cat would be. Cats are easy cause you dont need to store them in the luggage compartment, it can remain with you in the cabin throughout the flight.

    Dont sweat it if you choose not to bring your own, the dorms are equipped with a couple hundred of those suckers and you might be fortunate enough to live on the first floor where you can smell them crapping outside your window.
    As long as they don't pee outside your window. That really stinks.
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