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Old 04-04-2021, 04:38 PM   #1
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Our kitty gets zapped

Our cat Delbert is a real sweetie. Hi really enjoys our company and being scratched. When we are in a campground he spends time on the dashboard and all the kids come to look at him. He has only one problem though. When we are West of the Rockies the humidity goes down and he gets miserable because every time we touch him he gets zapped with sparks. Boiling water isn't enough. Wet hands don't stay wet very long. We can try to ground ourselves like a computer tech but it is limited to where there is a ground. It is not just a little zap but a continuous crackle. He wants attention but then the crackle gets him. Does anyone have this problem? What do you do?.
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Old 04-04-2021, 04:42 PM   #2
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Why not invest in a little humidifier?
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Old 04-04-2021, 10:44 PM   #3
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These might help



https://www.gates.com/us/en/other-pr...ic-straps.html
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Old 04-04-2021, 10:56 PM   #4
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Have had up to 7 cats with us. Never got more than just a quick zap with any of them so no idea how to help.
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Try to hold one of his paws while petting him, this will prevent the static buildup.

Also a humidifier inside the RV can help. I had 19 in my RV in the NY snow over christmas, and they were all happy and non-sparky b/c the humidity was sufficient inside.
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I was thinking along those lines. Those wrist straps that computer wonks wear to prevent static. We would just need a ground to clip them to.
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In the winter, when the cat is prone to static electricity, that's the time to start the humidifier. Bring the moisture up to 50%, that should do.
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