To all those who have already made the move and have taken a beloved pet with them... I'm wondering if I can have some advice/reassurance..?
I have to say I am DREADING taking my gorgeous cat with us, because I'm terrified that the travelling and quarantine will just break his heart! I know that sounds dramatic, but he's more like a dog than a cat, very attached to us. I'm worried he would go buzzerk in transit and make himself ill/hurt himself (he used to go buzzerk in the cat carrier when taken to the vets, I now have to have him on my knee and my husband drive!). I wish I could just have him with me on the plane! It's awful having no control over it all if you know what I mean.
Then the Quarentine... (even the word sends shivers!) he's soo affectionate and loving and attached (more like a dog), he won't understand where we are and that its just temporary, I'm worried it would traumatise him and change him forever, especially if he's not treated well.. dramatic again I know! How are they treated in transit and in particular Quarentine.. are they cuddled at all in Quarentine..? Or just fed and ignored..?
I'm getting to the point where I'm looking into rehoming him, which would break my heart, but I'm not sure which is the lesser of the two... taking him and risking the negative affects it may have on him vs. letting someone else care for him in the UK.
Am I being silly, or am I right to worry..?
I'd be really interested to hear what other peoples experiences have been of taking pets with them.
Thanks in advance, sorry for the panicked rant,