I am planning on moving to California from Maine in about a month.
I would love to move my cat with me since she has been in my life from the time she was two months old.
She will be 12 years old in August. She is an indoor\outdoor cat but even with the nice weather has been very hesitant going outdoors lately. I would like to make her an indoor cat because where I am moving would be dangerous for her to go outside. According to what the vet said last week when I brought Tessa in, other than her sudden allergy to dust mites (she is bald on her crotch area) some dry skin caused by a flea killer, being a couple of pounds underweight and slightly off-sized kidneys, she is very healthy. Even so, I am nervous about moving her.
Tessa has never known any other home than this one except for the first two months of her life. I don't know if she would be able to adjust to a new setting and make her be an indoor cat. She would be going from an entire house to rule over and an acre of yard\woods to ruling over a one bedroom apartment.
My other concern is I don't know how I would move her. I'm planning to fly to California. When I moved back to Maine from there I took my Beagle on the plane with me. His vet was consulted and I was told it's safe to give him a very small dose of Benadryl. Since Mayday weighed 15 pounds at the time and Tessa weighs 8 pounds, I don't know if it would be a good idea to give her anything to knock her out for the duration of the flight (about 8 hours.)
Does anyone have any ideas and\or feed back they wouldn't mind contributing?