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Feature October 2016 Issue

How to Combat Car Sickness in cats

Help your cat to associate the carrier with good things ó like favorite treats or a comfortable nap ó and not just stressful occasions, such as a trip to the vet.

How to Combat Car Sickness in cats

Helping your cat to get used to automobile travel when she's young is the best way to avoid this disorder. But there are ways to help adult cats, too.

Car sickness, a problem marked chiefly by an animalís inability to ride in an automobile for any length of time without becoming physically ill, psychologically disoriented, or both, affects a high percentage ó perhaps as many as half ó of all household cats in the U.S.

In some cases, the disorder and its manifestations may be caused by a fleeting disturbance of a catís vestibular system ó the complex array of nerves and other components, centered in an animalís inner ear and lower brain, that governs his sense of balance and coordinates the movement of his head and eyes.

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