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Old 09-01-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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hello...we have a pet cat, she is 11 yrs old and she is not fond of the of the RV engine, or car engine. We put her in the RV but she wants out soon as the door shuts and the engine starts. Has anyone had success in traveling with a cat that resists being inside the RV? If we could get her to ride with us we are afraid she will bolt out the RV door as soon as we open it and she would be lost.
We just returned from a wonderful four week trip out west just DH and me and left our cat at home to be taken care of by a family member. We want to take more long trips and want to bring our cat along with us. Has anyone out there found a safe way to get their cat used to traveling in the RV?
Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Older cats can be a problem because they don't like change. Try putting a pet carrier on the floor in your house and let her "discover" it. If she gets used to it you may be able to move it to the RV and she might retreat to it as a "safe" place. (Leave the door flap open.)
Our Maine Coon tunnels between the sheets on the bed when he's scared; he seems to like the cat carrier but he stills yowls and acts like he's being tortured. Maybe this will work better for your cat.

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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Maybe in a crate? One of those plastic kennel boxes. With her favorite toy or bedding? Talk to vet about something to calm her. I believe there are some natural meds sold at health food stores, for pet use. Get her used to harness so you can take her outside, when you want on a leash. She may learn to tolerate the trip, if not love it.
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