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Old 10-07-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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How do you make your pet comfy?

Smokey has never been in an RV before so we tried to make it as comfortable as possible. We added a scratching block and a mini fort for her to hide in, we have also thrown on top a crinkle bag that she can crawl inside if she wants to. She seems to enjoy hanging out on the dash of the RV, especially during the day and it appears she is really enjoying her new toys and all the accessories that came with them. PS this is DW posting DH is a little perturbed at me for hijacking his post and not joining myself.



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Old 10-07-2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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Not sure about cats, but with our 2 Jack Russell/Parson terrier pups, stopping every few hours to let them do their "business" and stretch their legs works the best for them while traveling. Once at camp, they sleep best when in a cave-type of setting, so we simply put an expandable wooden gate in front of the dinette with their bedding from home. As long as we stay active, like hiking, walking, or rockhounding that gives them a "job", we all stay happy. If a situation arises that does not allow them to get as much exercise as possible, well, let's just say you do not want to be our neighbors that day.

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Old 10-07-2014, 05:58 PM   #3
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Our Chihuahua mix makes himself comfortable, on our sleep number bed.

If the room premature is warm he sleeps on top of the covers. If the room temperature is cool, he sleeps UNDER the covers.

Often, during the day, he takes his naps there also.

So do we make our pet comfy? No, he just helps himself.
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Take some old familiar blanket/bed toys from home so that it will always have something familiar.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:53 PM   #5
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We travel with two cats and one dog, and we had the opposite problem. On our first trip the two cats made themselves comfortable…….under the dash board along with all the wires, under the sliding bed, and then through a small opening for wires and ended up under the rear closet floor. In addition they hid behind the sofa, behind the kitchen slide out, under the captain chairs and if we opened the bathroom cabinet door to get to the toilet paper, one of the cats would immediately dash into the cabinet and through a small hole for the drain pipe! I spend several weeks sealing up all of the dangerous hiding holes and I created one new one into the rear closet for them.

Now when my smart puppy chases my wife’s two dumb old cats they can escape into safe places where my perfect puppy can’t get to them.

It is very important that you make sure you perform a “cat count” and you know they aren't anywhere near the sliding room mechanism. There have been reports of squashed kitty’s when the rooms go in or out. Smart dogs don’t have that problem; they just wag their tails, and park their bodies in the captain chair and blow the air horn with their paws scaring the hebejebes out of me . Or they place their big paws on the door lock button locking their masters out causing them to break a window to get back in. Now since my puppy is so smart I knew she didn't do that on purpose....the two cats put her up t it!
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they just wag their tails, and park their bodies in the captain chair and blow the air horn with their paws scaring the hebejebes out of me . Or they place their big paws on the door lock button locking their masters out causing them to break a window to get back in. Now since my puppy is so smart I knew she didn't do that on purpose....the two cats put her up t it!
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Cat is much happier. She gave herself a Brazilian on the first trip, now she sits next to me and has stopped meowing.
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Those are "great Posts" to wake up to and sup on my morning Cup-O-Joe.
Our Babies, Buddies & Her Majesty, were all rescues. Freddie had been the most abused, but I am happy to say he "Loves To Love & Be Loved".
All 4 get along very well. Smokey was raised from 3 wks old by Us 2 Labs & German Shepard, I'm sorry to say they have Past.
The mutts all love driving, Smokey has only been in the vehicle to & from the Vet over the years. I was amazed at how quickly she adapted to the MH, We have done a few mini-underway trips, less than an hour on local roads. When buttoning up for underway, Smokey gets on the counter above the W/D and watches the slides come in(and the dogs grab spots on the sofa, and a captains chair ) until done. When underway, Smokey lays on the bottom step of the Main Cabin Door until I am up from the drivers seat, then she is up and back to normal.
Tomorrow we take a 4 hour ride to Monroe VA near Lynchburg with the Daughter and Grand Daughter (9). We talked to the vet, She recommended "Rescue Remedy" it's an over the counter, and should help her relax. I will report next week with how things went.
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We travel with two cats sometimes, the one just hangs out in the bed, the other is all over the place. He likes to get up on the dash when he can while I am driving. Once we just to our destination, they are pretty chilled out.

My wife is trying to make a site specifically geared toward RV Pet travel. She just started it last week. Focused primarly on the cats.

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Long story made short. As much as we tried to help our mix-breed dog comfy on the RV, the ONLY way we could make him comfortable for the times when we leave the RV was to just leave the dog at home or in a professional kennel. This surprised us, as the dog is 7 years old and never showed any signs of separation anxiety before. But on the RV, in all of the different locations that we visit, apparently he gets too freaked out when we leave him on the RV for even very short periods. While we could keep him in a dog kennel inside the RV when we leave to prevent him from damaging our coach, this makes it miserable for the dog and our RV neighbors (hearing him whine), so we just feel that the best thing to do is to leave him home and under the care of a relative, or check him into a dog kennel. We do miss him when we travel, but it's for the best.
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My puppy being very comfortable while traveling.
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We make our kitties comfortable by bringing one of their favorite cat-trees-condos and 2 scratchings posts. They have 2 large litter totes. We set up the screenroom with all kind of cat stuff from KittyCity as it's light weight. They also have a large catio that attaches to the side of the TT. All 4 of them do well once we get here we're going and park. None are too happy when the Class-C or the TV for the TT is rolling.

We do not move the slide in the TT until they're all in their carriers or already in the GMC TV.
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We still haven't figured it out yet, so far both sit in the co-pilots lap
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