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Old 13-03-2015, 13:47   #16
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Re: Old cats, new tricks?

When I brought our 14 year old cat onboard, she looked at me like I'd gone around the bend. During our first passage up the coast, I discovered she got seasick. When we did our off-shore passage from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Thomas, she was sea sick for the first 3 days. I dose her with Bonine. and she's ok. Let her get used to the boat as a home, then take her out for short sails. She'll be fine.


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Old 13-03-2015, 14:23   #17
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Re: Old cats, new tricks?

your cat will do as wellas do you. your cat is a responsibility you chose to accepty. cat is familyh. make cat a nice place on boat an dlove will be fine. cats bond with people not homes.
be good to your cat and share your life with kitty.

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Old 13-03-2015, 21:11   #18
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Re: Old cats, new tricks?

Beaut post, zee.

Yes, Asmodeane, the cat bonds with the people. Therefore bringing Kitty with you and loving her/him, making kitty comfy, will help kitty stay happy. Freak out and cat will do the same!

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Old 14-03-2015, 07:10   #19
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Re: Old cats, new tricks?

We live and cruise full-time with 4 cats onboard our 38' boat. They ranged in age from 3-9 years old when they came onboard the first time. While they all deal with the motoring and rough weather differently (for example, one hides in the v berth, one in the winch locker in the cockpit, and the other two just hang out) they all have adapted to the boat. Since they were "inside" cats before, we only let them up on deck if underway or at anchor. At least one will bolt if we're tied to a pier and allow him out ... just be positive and it will work out!

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