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Old 12-01-2008, 09:36 PM   #11
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We live in our motorhome fulltime. We have a 61 lb German Shepherd and two cats. The dog is just fine wondering about while we drive and we just toss the cats inthe bathroom along with their cat box. Whatever happens while they are in there, we don't worry about it as there is nothing we can do about it. Now that cat box is just a real pain. We saw a 'self washing' cat box on the tv one time. It swirls around like a washing machine. Its over 200 bucks and we are too cheap to get it.

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Old 12-01-2008, 11:05 PM   #12
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Our Butterscotch is similar, but just the puke "p". First day of trip is worst-aok after that. Tried the vet's pill, but it deeply sedated him for a whole day and worried us. Now we travel in a pickup and pull a fiver and he travels better. The MH he hated and hid most of the trip. We try to start out on straight highways first day and that helps too. In addition we have a plug in 12V blanket we lay on the back seat of the super cab for his highnesses comfort. That also seems to help.

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Old 04-03-2009, 05:34 PM   #13
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One of our dogs had to visit the vet in Jan of 2008 and long story short, he's still alive, but one of the problems we were having was that we couldn't keep food in him. He was constantly throwing everything up. Well, the vet perscribed Famotidine 20mg that was good for keeping the food down and also for long trips in the truck. Famotidine is also known as pepsid ( Perhaps that might help your situation with the 3 p's.

1 pill 30 minutes prior to driving (for us it was prior to meals, but it works both ways.) which was great. Our dog's can now go to places like Granby and Grand Lake without leaving a mess in their pod or backseat.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:24 AM   #14
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My wife and I recently retired and are planning to travel. Where we go, our three cats and two dogs will go.

I am currently looking at travel trailers. I think I want one with rear bunks (preferably double lower, single upper). I plan to remove the lower bunk and put the cat box in the space below then build a ramp to the upper bunk. I think the cats would enjoy sitting on the upper bunk staring out the window.

I would put some kind of door across the opening to the bunks that the cats could get through, but not the dogs (dogs are disgusting creatures who seem to like litter boxes, uuugh!).

Our cats and dogs have traveled by car and seem to adapt to the motion quite well.

As for why I am on this forum, one of the trailers I am looking at is a Forest River Puma 27FQ.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:50 PM   #15
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We've been doing a lot of traveling back and forth and the cats have too. We put each of them in their own cages and put the carriers on back seat of the truck. They meow for a while but settle down within a hour and all is fine. I think being able to see us and yet feeling safe in their carriers helps them to be calm and not throw up. Of course, all animals are different but you might try this. This Friday I'm traveling with both dogs and the two cats in the truck for my son's wedding, should be intresting and I hope we don't end up with any of the P problems.
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Old 08-21-2010, 05:47 PM   #16
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My two Siamese cats travel well.

We adopted our two flame point Siamese cats from the pound as little kittens . Casey and his brother Corro were placed on the motorhome dash and became veteran RVers right away.The two adult kitties now love the motorhome and look foward to trips.Their favorite spot is the dash where they can watch the white lines go by.
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:05 PM   #17
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We travel with our two persians .... they stay crated and they are up on the dinette seat to minimalize vibration.

When we take a break I let them out to stretch and use the litter.

When we set up for the night, much to the amusement of anyone around us, I set their tent up on the dash and they hang out in their tent watching the world.

Back to the original poster.... if you have your carrier on the floor while travelling the vibration is brutal and could be the cause of the 3 P's. If you don't have a diner try setting the carrier in the middle of the bed - or on a sofa or chair.

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Old 09-28-2010, 06:55 PM   #18
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Welshman599, husbands do get in the way. I can't vouch for that personally, but have friends who have had them for a short time. Now they have wasbands and it works out nicely.
And if women designed RVs, they would be uniformly engineered and easy to trouble shoot. Think about it......
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:25 PM   #19
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We had a similar problem. Went to vet and she prescribed a relaxation pill for the cat. We only use 1/4 of pill an hour before we leave. Cat is quiet the first day and doesn't throw up. After first day out he seems to get acclimated to traveling again and we don't have to use any further meds. Don't like to give pills to cat, but better than the alternative. Good luck.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:01 PM   #20
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My cat has traveled up and down the east coast in my suv several times. It is a 15 hour drive and she sleeps most of the time. I intend to include her in the RV trips when I get it this spring. She does best outside of a crate, up high on top of luggage in the back seat on a pillow. She gets sick in the crate so I have abandoned putting her in it unless I am stopped and need to have the doors open for any reason. My guess is the cabover bed will be her favorite place in the RV for traveling. I'll let you know after I get it.

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