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RVing with Cats is rewarding, but a few simple tips will make your RV trip more suitable for a cat. Whether you have an indoor cat or one who roams the RV park, this helpful RV advice will get you started. In this article we will cover how to take the best possible care of your indoor cat.

Wayside Kennel Gear
(888) 765-2194
151 Duck Blind Place
Myrtle Beach, SC

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BOW WOW BOUTIQUE
(843) 293-3647
3839-E SOCASTEE BLVD.
MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Products
DOG GROOMING & DAY CARE
Hours
8AM TO 5PM

Ken-Nel Pet Food Distributors
(803) 319-1224
319 Cockspur Rd
Irmo, SC

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Wet Nose Oasis
(803) 749-2349
7320-F Broad River Rd.
Irmo, SC

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Wayside Kennel Gear
(888) 765-2194
151 Duck Blind Place
Myrtle Beach, SC

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PetSmart
(843) 626-2164
1301 Oak Forest Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Dog Boarding of Myrtle Beach
(843) 602-5580
8500 Highway 544
Myrtle Beach , SC
Products
Day Care and Boarding for Dogs
Hours
7 am - 7pm
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15 / day and 25 / night

Botanical Dog
(843) 864-9368
334 East Bay Street,#186
Charleston, SC

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Annamarie Johnson Artworks
(843) 345-2360
1390 Cortez St
N. Charleston, SC
Products
CAriCAtures of people and pets
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as well as logo and misc design services. I also offer rescues and shelters across the country artwork that they CAn purchase and sell to generate funds or use for events."

All Natural Cedar Dog House
(866) 596-4169
Blythewood, SC

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Indoor vs. Outdoor Cats

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How to RV with Indoor versus Outdoor Cats


By Julee Meltzer

How to RV with Indoor vs. Outdoor Cats

I have always been torn between letting my cats outside and keeping them in. As a long-time cat lover, I know that cats that stay inside live a lot longer than cats that are let outside. Yet, I have lived in situations where my cats have had a cat door, so I know the happiness that cats find in the outdoors.

In this article we will cover how to take the best possible care of your indoor cat. Then, in the next article we will discuss letting your cat outside. We will also talk about taking your cats along on your next RV trip, whether they are indoor or outdoor cats.

While researching this issue, I typed in the term “indoor cats” into Google and I got half a million results! I did find an Indoor Cat Initiative sponsored by the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. They have some nice recommendations on how to keep your indoor cat interested, happy, and healthy. They have a great checklist that covers the basics for indoor cats; here is an excerpt of the list with my comments for how we apply them to RV cats and for stays in an RV park with your cat.

Litter Boxes

Obviously, finding a place in your RV for the litter box is the number one job for cat owners. We kept ours in the shower for years, but I got tired of moving it out and cleaning up the floor of the shower every time I wanted to take a shower. So, now it is in the vanity area, taking up the entire space in front of the bathroom sink. In other words, no matter where you put a litter box in an RV, it will probably be in someone’s way. Incidentally, cats are inherently lazy and here is why I know that. When we lived in a large house, we had four litter boxes strategically located throughout the house for our cats. And, every time one of them had to go, they went straight for the nearest box, even if there was another cat already in it and they would have to wait to use it.

There are, of course, some very creative places to put a litter box; we have even had some readers cut a hole in the floor of their motorhome so that the litter box can be placed in the cargo compartment.

Cat Scratching in the RV

This is where I have failed the most with my RV cats. Well actually, one of my cats. She has basically ransacked the entire RV. She has clawed up the carpet in the following areas: the steps, the doghouse, the bedroom floor, and underneath the seats. In addition, she has clawed the edges of the couch and the passenger bucket seat.

At any rate, I figured out way too late that cats need scratching posts in RVs. So, we now buy those little cardboard ones and put it on the floor in front of the shower. Both cats use it at least three times a day. It really works; I just wish I had thought of it before we took our first RV trip with our cats.

Resting Areas in the RV

Until this past summer, we had two dogs and three cats in our RV. Since th...

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