When I moved our cat from a small beach house in the city to a big rental home, it was a problem, and my cat was an worried mess, and she spent mornings hiding under our bed and then sprinting around the new house! The drive to the new venue was worse though, and i truthfully thought she was going to die.
She was breathing really difficult and clawing at the cage. I sprayed a cat soothing spray all over it that obviously did nothing. I vowed I would never transfer him again during her life because it was so traumatic, well I bought a beach house down south. Hopefully it is our forever loft and I won’t transfer anymore. My cat needed to come with me. This time I got smart about it. I started researching products that help cats with anxiety. I found that CBD products have been used with pets before. I drove right over to our local cannabis dispensary and explained our issue. The woman was good and got myself and others CBD infused cat treats that are supposed to relax our kitty the whole ride. I did some experimental rounds before every one of us did the big drive. I found the right time to supply the cat a treat and how long our cat would be out for. I planned it well and got basically everything moved before our cat. That way when she woke up, everything was in the same venue, but a new beach house this time. This method worked so much better for our cat. She slept on the ride to our beach house and she woke up much less afraid.