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Old 01-22-2014, 12:33 AM   #1
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17 yr old cat..decisions, decisions..

Hi,
I am new to this forum and have been reading the posts about cats. Our Serena is a 17 yr old inside outside "I'll do it my way" kitty.
We have 2 dogs, peekapoo and mix havanese and ? (small).
Serena hates going in the car to the vet (howls); gotten to the age she is sometimes missing the edge of the litter box.
First time motorhome, 32' 2004 Georgetown, (hubby was a bus driver so driving not a concern)...but we are new to motorhome traveling.
Nervous about taking Serena but don't want to leave her behind. Really don't know what's best for her.
Anyone have ideas? I'm open.
PS..Have had her since she was 8 wks old...and she still won't come to either of us...(only when we go to bed does she come up on the bed with the dogs too).
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:39 AM   #2
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Take her for a short ride in the MH. Since it is bigger than a car and has furniture, she may not react the same as in a car, in which case howling issue is moot. Instead of a "purpose built" litter box, get a small tub with higher sides, will eliminate the missing issue.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:03 PM   #3
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Take her for a short ride in the MH. Since it is bigger than a car and has furniture, she may not react the same as in a car, in which case howling issue is moot. Instead of a "purpose built" litter box, get a small tub with higher sides, will eliminate the missing issue.
Good luck.
Got a high sided box that fits under the dinette..(hubby isn't going to like it..)
but it fits perfect. Got a halter and she didn't fight it. Tried to walk her..what a joke. She's probably going to be inside all the time, but that's OK. She is a very clean old lady.
Thank you so much for the 'high sided' idea...
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We travel with 3 indoor cats, including a 16 YO. They all don't like it for the first few hours but then they settle in and are fine.

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Our cat wore a collar for several months with absolutely no issue. Then I put a leash on the collar, and he immediately escaped from it. I bought a harness, which he couldn't escape from, but it melted all his bones. With the halter on, he is unable to stand up, let alone walk!
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Our cat wore a collar for several months with absolutely no issue. Then I put a leash on the collar, and he immediately escaped from it. I bought a harness, which he couldn't escape from, but it melted all his bones. With the halter on, he is unable to stand up, let alone walk!
Psychosomaticat?
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Psychosomaticat?
Perhaps. In any event, he was completely catatonic!
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I would consult a taxidermist and solve all my problems!
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A 3 day trip to the ocean answered my own question. Going to have to find a CATty shack for her. Couldn't sleep through THREE DAYS of howling, even parked. Oh well, it was worth a try.
Thanks all....(my husband likes dbarr's idea)
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