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Top 7 Things You Must Know Before You RV With Your Cats

Rving with your cat.
1. Litter Box - Put your cat’s litter box in an isolated place but one he can freely access and of course keep it meticulously clean. Also leave a litter box in your cat’s cage or x-pen if he likes the outdoors.


2. Special Sleeping Area - Cats will generally sleep wherever they please, usually in the middle of the bed. If you have a special basket or other sleeping arrangement for your cat, bring it along with you.

3. Attention - Pay attention to your cat, and keep him occupied during the trip. Hold him, groom him, and spend some quality time with him each day. Make the trip enjoyable for him too.

4. When You Have to Leave - When you visit tourist areas, you may need to leave your cat alone in the RV. Make sure he is familiar with the vehicle, especially its sights and smells. Leave some articles about with your scent on them. If your cat tends to be destructive, place him in a crate with water, a toy, and plenty of ventilation. Don’t leave your cats unattended for unreasonable lengths of time.

5. Cat Safety While Driving - Ensure that your cat is securely restrained in your vehicle. Making use of a pet safety harness or travel kennel are the best ways to keep your cat safe. They help by preventing your cat from distracting you as you drive. A safety harness works like a seatbelt. You may want to let your cat wear the harness by itself a few times before using it in the vehicle, although most cats will not have a problem adjusting to it.

6. Ventilation - Never leave pets in RVs or cars without proper ventilation. Even RVs with the air conditioning on can experience a power failure in your absence and heat up in minutes. Special car window screens are available to keep pets confined while allowing for circulation.

7. Harnesses or Pet Seats - Ensure your cat is securely restrained in your vehicle. Making use of a pet safety harness or travel kennel are the best ways to keep your cat safe. A safety harness works like and seatbelt, and it will keep your cat from distracting you as you drive. You might want to let the cat wear the harness by itself a few times before using it in the vehicle, although most felines do not have a problem adjusting to it.

Here are some bits and pieces you may want to remember to tuck in your cat’s overnight bag: bring bowls, leashes, kitty scoops, and a familiar, blanket, bed or rug. Don’t forget his favorite food! Vet’s phone number, everyday toys, collars and tags are also of high importance. It is also good to have the cat’s required papers and health certificate when traveling.

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