We’re going to be moving from the UK to Ireland next month with our 9 month old kitten. It’s going to involve about a 5 hour drive to the ferry, ~4 hours on his own in the car on the ferry, and then 3 hours from the ferry to our house.
I’m trying to plan for making our cat as comfortable as possible. He has a cat carrier than he is okay with (23 inches) and a blanket that goes in it. He’s generally a fairly good traveler but we’ve only really done short distances so far. We have calming tablets and a calming spray to help him stay calm too.
I’m wondering about a few specifics. Would it be better to:
A) put him in his normal cat carrier in the front passenger seat where he can see me when I’m in the car, and have a disposable litter tray in the car. Pull over from time to time, take him out of the carrier, give him a cuddle and see if he wants to use the litter tray.
B) get a much bigger cat carrier that will fit a litter tray in it and put it in the backseat of the car and just leave him in there throughout the journey?
If you have any experience of a similar journey, I’m all ears! Equally if you have any product recommendations or advice, I’d love to hear it. I just want to make it as painless as possible for him!