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Old 10-02-2017, 12:06 PM   #1
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Do you travel with cats?

We plan to take our cat to the next short trip. We put thick mat (like the kind you wipe the bottom of your feet in the bathroom) to protect the leather seat.

I'm wondering what other people do to protect AS interior from scratches of our playful companion.

By the way, we don't believe in declawing cats; we believe that it's inhumane.

So that's not an option we would ever consider.



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Old 10-02-2017, 06:38 PM   #2
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Lots of people travel with cats - we have but now choose to leave them home. There are lots of posts about that in the Lifestyle Forum - Travel with Pets. The easiet way to get there is Google "Traveling with cats".s

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Old 10-07-2017, 12:37 PM   #3
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We full time with our cat. When we travel, she rides in the truck with us. She is in a cage that has a very soft, thick mat on the bottom. 
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:01 PM   #4
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Hi there, Page!

Tell Bob hello, too.

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Old 10-07-2017, 03:04 PM   #5
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Sad to say, that my In Laws took a cat camping several times in a season, and it usually hung in or under/around the trailer. But one time it went on walkabout, and though they returned every weekend for a season, the cat was gone.

It may lead to a heartache.
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Old 10-10-2017, 04:10 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Lily&Me View Post
Hi there, Page!

Tell Bob hello, too.


Hi Maggie! Met some of your Moraine View cohorts at the Mid Missouri rally. Great folks!

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Old 01-24-2018, 03:35 PM   #7
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We've taken a very sedate cat to AZ twice (from Wisconsin). We camped along the way on both trips.

I wouldn't take a high energy cat (at least I haven't tried it yet). And I'd never let a cat outside unsupervised, too dangerous for your cat and song birds.
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:04 PM   #8
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Our Doggies travel in crates, if we had cats, the same precaution. Nothing more dangerous than a scared animal unrestrained in an emergency situation...or panicking and CAUSING the emergency...

Scratches? Fact of life. You can keep claws trimmed as best you can, but you are going to get some. Don't ask what happy dogs can do to a nice leather couch jumping up and off to greet their humans...lends new credence to the term, "scratching off".

Hair and fur? Around us, it's sometimes a condiment...goes everywhere, impossible to clean totally...we have wall-to-wall dog fur on our tile floors at home. AS is not much better during a trip. You can spend forever cleaning, or just embrace the mess...

And we won't talk about cat dander...
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:33 PM   #9
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We have had up to five cats in our RV at one time. Traveling in hot weather in a crate in the rear seat of truck, cooler weather in the trailer in crate or in shower. How down to two very old cats and they travel on the bed in the trailer in cooler weather outside of crate. They don’t move much now.
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Sure. Take them. They're family, after all. Both our former cat, Grey Sylva, and our current cat, Corey, love to Airstream with us. On the road, a large cage like Page's is secured to the center of the back seat. In the AS, the litter box lives in the shower and they know to "go" there. We carry a small 'scratching post' thingy to give a place to scratch. After a little training, they use that instead of the upholstery. For outdoors we have a harness and leash. They love to take walkies in quiet areas/camps. When things are noisy outside, they're fine looking out the various windows. At night, the warmth and cuddles make it all worth while.
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