If your cat hates riding in a car, there may be a scientific reason. According to LiveScience, cats are creatures of habit, which is part of their ancestry. Today’s domestic cat is mostly a solitary and highly territorial feline so daily routines are part of its survival habits.

Yank a cat out of a familiar world and you suddenly stress that cat out. To keep a cat calm, have someone else drive while you sit next to your cat and talk and play with it to keep it distracted. Just like kids, distracting cats from their worries can often help them get through an uncomfortable situation.

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