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 animal’s inability to ride in an automobile for any length of time without becoming physically ill, psychologically disoriented, or both, affects a high percentage — perhaps as many as half — 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 cat’s vestibular system — the complex array of nerves and other components, centered in an animal’s inner ear and lower brain, that governs his sense of balance and coordinates the movement of his head and eyes.