If you have more than one cat, they should be placed in a room together so they can comfort each other.You may want to leave a closet door open or the cat carrier in the room so she can have a place to hide. Don't let your cat out of the room until the removalists have finished and left.We're going to be renting a big uhaul truck and I dont know if I should put them in little kennels, but then there's the problem of how often to bring them out to eat, play, and pee!
Be sure to thoroughly clean the room where your cat will be staying.
It is up to you to make the transition to the new house as easy as possible for your cat.
You might also offer a LITTLE food/water when stopping to eat. I flew my cats, which I know is different, my vet said sedation is not needed and in some cases harmful - cats will soon settle as they go into a sort of 'shut-down' mode and will just 'ride' it out as it were If you are driving and not flying, please put the cats in the car you are driving. When you stop for breaks/lunch, then let them out of the carriers in the car (locked up) and put the litter pan out for them to use. I have a dish of water out for them and a litter pan.
Otherwise don't feed them if not stopping for more then 5/10 mins (re - your meals - feed them too). If so, then I'd just wait till I got to the hotel/motel and let everyone out in the room, etc. You might also offer a LITTLE food/water when stopping to eat. I have the carrier door open and a comfy towel in the bottom of the carrier with a towel draped over the top for privacy and they both like to curl up in there while we are driving.
When packing, leave one room until last, for the cat to feel at home in.
Make sure that removalists are aware she is locked in the room so they know not to open the door and accidentally let her out. During transit, make sure your cat is safely locked in a cat carrier, and wrap a seat belt around the carrier.
It is best to keep your cat indoors for the first few weeks.
Let him really get to know his new home before letting him explore outside.
I bought one of those rubbermaid totes with the lid, the kind that is only about 5 inches deep and will slid under the bed.
I filled that with litter, and when we stopped for a break I'd place the cat in the litter, and she'd go.
Leave food and water close by, although she may not want to eat or drink anything for the first day.