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Old 09-18-2013, 01:20 AM   #1
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Tips for traveling with CATS .....

I am a newbie that has seemed to narrow the search to a Scamp 13ft. Went and saw one today. It was smaller than it looks on the pictures, but because of weight issues, I think it is best trailer for me. Solo traveler, plus 2 cats.

Is that do-able? They get along well. What are the basics tips I need to know?........McKenna
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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McKenna, I am on my phone right now so can't do a good search, but there was a recent discussion on this you should read. There are a few members traveling with cats.
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Maybe here? http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/m...ith+cats&sa=Go
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I don't have any 'magic' solution just one that works for me and my cat.

I drive an Escape and when travelling with 'Bobby', the backseats are down and he is in a large animal carrier with his food, water and litter box (a plastic dish pan). He a large cat but the carrier is big enough for him to move around and contains everything he needs for comfort.

Inside the the camper, his ordinary-sized litter box is in the storage area of the street-side seat for the table. I leave the table as a bed and the cat is able to access the box through a door in the side of the bench. I put a piece of rough carpet under the box and covering the open door to try and catch litter carried out of the box bf it is tracked all over. Not fool-proof re. the kitty litter but does contain most of it and offers the cat his 'own' privacy. My camper also has an access door to this area from the outside so I can clean the box from outside which also helps to avoid smells and mess.

Bobby was already a 10 yo cat when he started travelling with me and had never worn a harness or leash. We tried them but he was obviously uncomfortable and managed to squirm out of the harness so I gave up on that idea.
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I've found that you can use your vet's Prozac prescription under Target's $4 prescription plan.
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I don't have any 'magic' solution just one that works for me and my cat.

I drive an Escape and when travelling with 'Bobby', the backseats are down and he is in a large animal carrier with his food, water and litter box (a plastic dish pan). He a large cat but the carrier is big enough for him to move around and contains everything he needs for comfort.

Inside the the camper, his ordinary-sized litter box is in the storage area of the street-side seat for the table. I leave the table as a bed and the cat is able to access the box through a door in the side of the bench. I put a piece of rough carpet under the box and covering the open door to try and catch litter carried out of the box bf it is tracked all over. Not fool-proof re. the kitty litter but does contain most of it and offers the cat his 'own' privacy. My camper also has an access door to this area from the outside so I can clean the box from outside which also helps to avoid smells and mess.

Bobby was already a 10 yo cat when he started travelling with me and had never worn a harness or leash. We tried them but he was obviously uncomfortable and managed to squirm out of the harness so I gave up on that idea.
I wonder if I could lay a small tarp or shower curtain in the wet bath and put litter box in there. Just take it out for quick shower if I need. I know I would have to be careful to not allow litter in the drain. The scamp 13 is so small.
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.......The scamp 13 is so small.
yea, ten feet long.
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I wonder if I could lay a small tarp or shower curtain in the wet bath and put litter box in there. Just take it out for quick shower if I need. I know I would have to be careful to not allow litter in the drain. The scamp 13 is so small.
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I don't know how well cat litter dissolves, if at all, but I believe that the 13' SCAMP shower has to depend on a pump to move shower drain water to the holding tank. That being the case, you don't want anything but water to get into the drain.
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I don't know how well cat litter dissolves, if at all...
Most of it doesn't - at all. There are some specialty litters which are made of wood fiber, but the typical stuff is all mineral, and unsuitable for any septic system, but particularly for an RV's waste lines and tanks.
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Traveled across the US with 1 dog and 3 cats. Cats traveled in a crate when in transit in case of an accident.

DO NOT put the litter box in the shower...the litter is clumping and no matter how careful you are...you don't want to take a chance.

I personally wouldn't think of medicating my cats. They have pheromone collars that work really good for traveling. Nuturecalm 24/7 ..$20 at the vets or $10 from Petwish pros. My hellion child...wears one all the time...

We put the litter box out in the aisle/under the bed...worked great. The poop call at 1:30am wasn't so great!

Make sure they aren't near the door when you enter and exit. And most of all get them microchipped.

So yes it's doooooo able! If you have further questions...let me know
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...the litter is clumping ...
The currently popular stuff does deliberately clump when wet to allow liquid waste to be sieved out, but the more traditional stuff and some new alternatives are just (somewhat) absorbent, and don't clump. I assume that the clumping would be the worst in a drain, but any would be bad.
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Has anyone used the foldable cat crate/condos, that have perches and a top, so that they could have some outside time?
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We use a 25"L X 18"W X 21"H Canine Camper in which our 13-year old indoor only cat stays while we're moving. He's safer in it and also feels more secure, I think. We use a square plastic dish pan as a litter box. The Canine Camper sits on the front bench, beside the steps to the loft. It stays there all the time with the litter box. The litter has to be changed and bagged after each soiling, but I guess that's the price of traveling with the cat.
Harley is not a problem trying to get out. He won't stand for a harness, so the only time he's out is when being held. We've had him with us on three 4-6 week trips. When leaving him alone in hot weather, we leave the Fantastic Fan running and make sure he has plenty of water.
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We use a square plastic dish pan as a litter box...
The litter has to be changed and bagged after each soiling...
Another option is to use a shallow storage container with a lid, using the lid in transit. Rubbermaid's Roughneck containers are flexible and durable, so they stand up to the bumps of travel better than most clear containers and thinner-walled containers or pans.
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