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But, if you absolutely must travel with your cat, either because you are moving, or because you just really do not want to leave your cat alone with out you, we have a few travel tips for you to try and make it a little less stressful on all.

Most cats do not normally need to be sedated before grooming, although, some become overly excited because of this experience and need some form of sedation needed.

You should only dispense medication specifically prescribed by your veterinarian because the vet considers the age of your cat as well as its weight to determine dosage.

Beware of websites that suggest you can use Benadryl for cat sedation.

Take him to the vet before you give it to him to determine what a safe dosage is for him.

Pregnant cats shouldn't take Benadryl; it won't work and it could cause complications for the pregnancy.

If you've ever taken Benadryl for allergies or itching, you know it can make you sleepy.

If you're planning on taking Felix on a road trip, you may want to sedate him so he naps away the ride. Benadryl is a the brand name for the antihistamine drug diphenhydramine hydrochloride.

These scents are reminiscent of the scents produced by cats when they are content.