Originally Posted by SandsOfTime
I'm getting ready to fly with Otis from Los Angeles to Chicago, and my vet suggested that I give him Rescue Remedy for the flight in order to calm him. He DEFINETELY needs to be calmed somehow, and I hope that this is the right product to safely do that.
Has anybody used this before? The vet said to place two drops "under his tongue," which seems like it would be difficult to accomplish. And, to readminister it to him during the flight should he become panicked.
I have it and I tested it on my cat and on myself, and I can honestly say I didn't feel anything. And didn't notice any difference whatsoever in my cat.
Now, when my cat was on xanax, there was a definite difference. I tried xanax myself for flying (I am scared of flying) and it definetly works for anxiety, LOL.
Could your vet actually prescribe something to the cat instead of using rescue remedy. Honestly, maybe some people find it useful, but I thougth it was completely useless. I also tried feliway, some people recommend spraying the carrier with it to calm the cat down, but I didn't think it made any difference for my cat. Now, with xanax, he was much better when sitting at the vets.