Cindy, we left Carrolton, TX on December 26th 2001 to move to Lake Grove,
NY. That amounted to 3 days and two nights on the road with 4 cats, 3 male
and one female. We averaged 12 hours a day in the car. The female was 7 y/o,
two males were almost 2 y/o and one male was just 6 months old. So while my
husband drove the U-Haul truck I drove the car, a small Pontiac Sunfire with
our ***age daughter and the 4 cats. The backseat was down so it was open to
the trunk, which was loaded. But we put the three males in a large crate and
the female in a small crate. Most of the time we let them all roam free in
the car and pretty soon they each found their "spot" and made their nest.
They rode really good this way but about 20 minutes before we would stop for
whatever reason DD would gather up the cats and put them in their respective
crates. That way we didn't have to worry about one of them jumping out and
getting lost. We kept a bottle of fresh water and a bowl so that we could
give them water at each stop and we kept a zip lock bag of dry food for them
to eat. Oh and of course we had one of those litter boxes that has a lid on
it for them to use. We made it just fine. I found though that they traveled
much better being let out to roam around. A lot less throwing up.
When we moved from WI to TX in 1997, I only had one cat and no crate for
her. She just rode in DD's lap most of the time and made it just fine. We
had a beautiful Chow Chow too and she rode in the front seat of the U-Haul
truck with DH. She made it just fine too.
I think you just have to just each cat individually when you get in the car.
Just be sure to take bottled water and a water bowl, a zip lock bag of dry
food and a bowl or canned food, whichever you use, and a litter box, scoop,
zip lock bags to put the clumps in and even a box of fresh litter to
>I know people do this all the time but how do you travel with your QI;s????
>Cats in general....
> Woll possibly be travelling 9-10 hours in a car. Do you let the cat roam
> around in the car, keep crated? What? HELP!!!!!
> Cindy from MO