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Feature October 2018 Issue

How to Combat Car Sickness

Some cats will never be relieved of their motion sickness without some form of medication. Discuss this with your veterinarian in advance of any long trips.

How to Combat Car Sickness

Getting your cat accustomed to automobile travel when she's a kitten is the best way to prevent this disorder. But here are some tips to help even the adult cat.

Car sickness 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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