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Old 04-11-2012, 11:49   #1
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Some Basics Are Needed...

Dear Friends,

I am very new to this forum. I am very sure that the same topic had been discussed/answered for millon times... Also I know that some of you will get angry about the repetetion of the same matter...

OK... My point is this:

A few years back, I have adopted a cat from the streets. Very intensly checked from all resources and decided that he is a Siberian (especialy his character; acting exactly like a dog)...

I haven't taken him aboard since his arrival. But for the winter preperations I have be on board for the coming month, including a few days on nearby coves. And, I have to take him with me, and train him for the next season. I sail a Sadler32.

What I need from yourselves is, to learn the VERY VERY BASICS of having a cat on-board.
I would be glad if you could please enlighten me very briefly, what I should do and not to do.

Many thanks in advance...

Salty regards,

Ali
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:56   #2
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Re: Some Basics Are Needed...

From what I have read:

Some cats will adapt, some won't.

The cat needs to be introduced while at mooring, for some time. He/she must get used to his/her surrounds before you travel anywhere.

The animal must trust you for any of this to work.

The medications for dogs will not work on cats. The medication for humans will not work on cats. Cats have no histamine receptors, and most medications are anti-histamine meds.

The first time underway, provide the cat some place safe to hide, and be prepared for the rapid cat puke cannon. Make sure he/she has plenty of water, but don't try any food. Food will only make it worse.

Also, understand and be understanding, the cat has no control of this. You put him/her in this situation, so you will have to clean it up, and be happy about it.

Also located his/her litter box very close to the hiding spot.

This is what I have read, so your mileage may vary,

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:01   #3
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Re: Some Basics Are Needed...

There are some great articles on line which cover all bases like seasickness, safety, litterbox, etc.. Google is your friend.
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