Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-03-2011, 11:35 PM   #21
Member
 
colorado4me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 35
We travel with two cats and a cockatiel. My wife's sweet cat;Precious, does not like to leave the house. Our vet suggested Bonine for her. It is an over the counter for motion sickness. We have been giving her half a tablet before we hit the road.We started with 1/4 tablet when we started using it and found the 1/2 worked better. She weighs 10 pounds,also. My Grey tabby,Stanley does fine. Generally Precious sleeps in her cat bed until we get to our destination except for potty stops.Once the trailer is parked and not moving it is like being at home for her.
__________________

__________________
colorado4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 12:59 AM   #22
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Base will be SD & where I park!
Posts: 5
Yes, always travelled with cats and dog.
For those with problems with calming dogs and cats (travel and thunder and vet trips too), try Bach Rescue Remedy (natural essence-remember to dilute it!), and for cats there is cat pheromone sprays (Feliway is a good one) that you spray around and on your clothes (but not on the cat).
One problem I've had is they stand on the door buttons that unlock the doors in some vehicles (I let them out while I'm in a store, usually).
Even the shy ones like going into Petsmarts though.....except they'd have me buy everything in there ...because...well, they think they deserve it all!!
__________________

__________________
I never travel without my journal. One should always have something sensational to read.
Gypsy Wytch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2011, 07:49 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
jimh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Lake Charles, La.
Posts: 1,531
only once and the cat was brought in a car a day after i got there. wasn't much trouble but litter box close proximity to the living area wasn't pleasant.

a few years later, i thought i had a calm cat that would travel. on a trip to the vet, decided not to crate her. she became more antsy as i drove. when i was to the end of my property, she was all over the place. had to go back and get the crate. decided not to try a trip with her.
i do see people with them on campgrounds so it is done.
i did travel with a dog. she required constant petting for the first hour. if i stopped, she would nudge me. i use to have problems staying awake for abt the first hr (misdiagnosed sleep apnea i don't know if she sensed that or wanted the attention). i remarried in 2002 and had to explain to the new wife that the dog had seniority. they were polite to each other but there was obvious friction.
__________________
jimh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2011, 11:48 PM   #24
Member
 
colorado4me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimh
only once and the cat was brought in a car a day after i got there. wasn't much trouble but litter box close proximity to the living area wasn't pleasant.

a few years later, i thought i had a calm cat that would travel. on a trip to the vet, decided not to crate her. she became more antsy as i drove. when i was to the end of my property, she was all over the place. had to go back and get the crate. decided not to try a trip with her.
i do see people with them on campgrounds so it is done.
i did travel with a dog. she required constant petting for the first hour. if i stopped, she would nudge me. i use to have problems staying awake for abt the first hr (misdiagnosed sleep apnea i don't know if she sensed that or wanted the attention). i remarried in 2002 and had to explain to the new wife that the dog had seniority. they were polite to each other but there was obvious friction.
As I said earlier we travel with indoor cats and my cat ,Stanley, loves the Colorado outdoors. So while other campers are walking their dogs I'm walking Stanley. We are a sight at the campground . I use a harness on him. He has made a couple escapes from the harness. He does pretty good with the leash. Generally I just follow and let him lead. He loves to pursue ground squirrels ,which are numerous at SugarLoafin in Leadville.
__________________

__________________


2011 Ford F250 XLT
colorado4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 AM.