RV pet care for cats — creating a feline-friendly travel environment.
People used to think cats can’t make good RVers, but modern pet parents are proving them wrong. Many folks often include their cats when they bring the entire family along on trips. If you’re thinking of trying RVing with feline companions, these three cat hacks can make life easier for you both.
1) Litterbox Hacks for RVing Cats
Your cat will appreciate the privacy when you hide the litterbox. RVs have lots of dead space that allow you to do just that. Depending on your RV type, consider hiding the box in the storage compartment adjacent to the interior stairs. An entrance can be cut near the RV entrance stairs, giving the cat access to a storage compartment/cat commode (see below). While you’re at it, skip the traditional cat litter, which gets tracked all over the RV. Try cedar pine cat litter instead.
2) Carry a Portable Outdoor RV Cattery
Cats naturally love the outdoors, and this portable pet gazebo makes an excellent and safe enclosure for your kitty. You won’t need tools, and it even comes with a tote bag. The only thing that will make it better are interactive cat play toys to stimulate the mind and body. If you’re nervous about putting your cat outside, a self-adhesive RV window cat pod is another option.
3) RV Pet Care: Be Prepared with Cat Calming Aids
Most cats eventually learn to cope with RV movement. If yours seems anxious after a few attempts, consider all-natural cat calming supplements. As a last resort, ask your vet for an anti-anxiety prescription (for your cat, not you!).
And a final extra tip for pet lovers: We take a lot of precautions with our RVs, ourselves, and our families should an emergency occur during our travels. If you’re traveling with pets, you should consider their well-being too. Should a medical emergency occur on your tip and render you unable to care for your pet companions, Good Sam’s TravelAssist Premier plan arranges and pays for boarding or a return trip home. Learn more here.
Cats are more adaptable than we often think. With plenty of time, patience and practice, yours might learn to accept and even enjoy spending time with you wherever you roam.