1. Are you getting a server error? It should be solved. Email webmaster@felinediabetes.com if you're still having trouble!
  2. Calendar Fundraiser is starting! Check out this CALENDAR LINK to learn more!!

Camping with my Kitty

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Adrienne & Molly, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    I go camping every year. But this year I have to take my Molly with us. This will be her first time camping. She's an indoor kitty kinda scared to take her with us. But we have no choice where she is diabetic. No one to watch her for us.

    Any tips on what to do?
     
  2. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Years ago, I had a cat that I took camping with me. We camped in a tent. Is that what you are doing or are you going in a camper/RV? Our tent had a section separate from the sleeping area where we put a litter box and her food and water. There was a big window on each side of the tent with a flap we could tie up leaving just a screen. The front of the tent had that as well, and that one went all the way to the ground. When we were around the camp site, she usually stayed in the zipped up tent with the flaps up. There was plenty of air flow, and she could see out. If we left the camp site, we took her. I had a harness with a leash, and sometimes I would let her walk around. She was such a good cat to travel with. If I tried this with my current girls, I am sure it would not go over well.
     
  3. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    We have an RV I was thinking about. Taking her out in the RV to get use to it. She hates going in the vehicle because it's always a trip to the vet. I thought about getting her a harness or even a crate? maybe a baby gate. But she'll probably jump over that.
     
  4. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    I have actually thought about getting an RV to see if I could gradually get the girls used to it like it's just another room in the house so that maybe we could go somewhere and take them without it leading to strokes all around. So, if you have an RV I think taking her out to get in it several times before going camping is a great idea. It would give her a chance to get comfortable with it before it starts moving and before she is confined to it for a long period of time. Getting a harness/leash in advance and getting her used to that and maybe to going for walks outside would also be a good idea, if you want to be able to do any walking with her on your trip. A good carrier or crate is another good idea. I would be scared to try a baby gate. I would want to make sure that she was always 'secured' in some way.

    Have you figured out where you can put a litter box and her food an water in your RV?

    Do you get shots for her, and are they current? What about flea prevention? She may be exposed to things in the great outdoors that she would not be at home.
     
    Amina&M'row and Kris & Teasel like this.
  5. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    Our RV is pretty long. Thought about putting her litter box in the bedroom. Her food in the kitchen maybe.Thought about putting her in the crate while were outside.
    Her shots are up to date but never thought about fleas. She's never had fleas before where she's an indoor kitty.
     
  6. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Sounds like you have a plan. When do you go camping? Let us know how the adventures goes.
     
  7. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    And photos... I want to see photos. :cat:
     
  8. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    Our first of the year will be May 17 ( Maylong weekend). Yes I will take pictures and post. I'm scared to take her. But She needs to go :cat:
     
  9. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2013
    Amina&M'row and Adrienne & Molly like this.
  10. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
  11. Sandi & Whisper

    Sandi & Whisper Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2015
  12. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2018
    That is so cool! What a wonderful idea to keep a kitty safe.
     
    Sandi & Whisper likes this.
  13. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    Awesome thank you! I think Molly will really like it!
     
    Sandi & Whisper likes this.
  14. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2018
    I used to take my diabetic cat camping. We were all happiest in a cabin, but he handled a tent fine. My suggestion would be to test the window screens before you go. If a kitty gets spooked, they can push through a loose screen. It's the first thing I check in a rented cabin.

    My cat was super laid back, so we had no issues except for the time he helped himself to a skillet of bacon grease
     
  15. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    The famous Camping Grandpa - loved that boy! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  16. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    I’m going to get her use to the camper first. Before we actually go camping. Going to order the tent and a harness for her. I hope she’ll like camping!
     
  17. Carol & Murphy

    Carol & Murphy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2015
    Such an interesting option - camping- I salute you for this - I would never have the courage
    Yea for Grandpa - I loved him too
     
  18. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    She’s a good Kitty and is always by my side. I’m still nervous about taking her. Hopefully she’ll like it.
     
    Beck and Grandpa (GA) likes this.
  19. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2018
    I've missed you, Kris!
     
    Kris & Teasel likes this.
  20. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    IMG_3008 (2).jpg
    Molly's all ready for camping. She loves her new playpen!
     
  21. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Yay! How cute. That thing is huge. Is it open on top? Is she not a jumper?
     
  22. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    It has a mesh cover for it! It’s pretty big she’s enjoying it.
     
  23. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    I LOVE her playpen!! Did you order a harness for her too?
     
  24. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    Thanks Kris and Sandi for posting the link for the playpen. No, I couldn't order the harness. It said it couldn't be delivered to my City. o_O. I'm going to go to my pet store and see if I can find one there like that.
     
    Kris & Teasel likes this.
  25. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    I'm strangely excited about Molly's upcoming camping adventure. Can't wait to hear how it goes and see the photos. :cat:
     
  26. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2013
    Before you go, measure Molly....around her neck and around her body directly behind her front legs.

    If push comes to shove, you can get a dog harness (specifically an "H" harness)
     
  27. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    I'm nervous Molly's first camping trip. I will take lots of pics and post them on here. :)
     
    Amina&M'row likes this.
  28. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    Ok, That's a good idea I'll measure her.

    Is there anything else I should take with me for Molly?
     
  29. Amina&M'row

    Amina&M'row Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2019
    First aid kit? Find out where nearest vet is? Are there ticks where you're going? If so, tweezers for that. HiOoooh, that playpen is to die for. Am much looking forward to pictures; have fun!
     
  30. Beck and Grandpa (GA)

    Beck and Grandpa (GA) Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2018
    Take tummy stuff in case she gets car sick or eats something she shouldn't as Grandpa did.
     
  31. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    Today’s the day camping with Molly. The first time this weekend. Nervous and excited :)
     
  32. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    Molly was a good kitty camping. Her BG was pretty good, no signs of stress. Just didn’t like the drive home. In her carrier
     
    Amina&M'row and Kris & Teasel like this.
  33. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    I'm so glad it went well, Adrienne. :smuggrin:
     
    Adrienne & Molly likes this.
  34. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Uh, where are the photos???
     
    Amina&M'row likes this.
  35. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
  36. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Awww. She's sweet sitting there next to the Bud Light bag. :D
     
  37. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    I had thought I put the photo on here. But I posted again :). We didn’t use the playpen she was a good kitty
     
  38. Calibonbons

    Calibonbons New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2019
    Here is a fun way I have been getting my boy around when traveling. He loves his stroller so much. I set the top carrier part in my back seat and open the flap so he can jump in and out as he pleases while riding in the car. I have found he likes it better when he can see out the window like a dog lol. I have been trying to decide if I should take my super chill cat tent camping this summer and it sounds like a lot of you have had success. I just saw a guy at a camp ground who allowed his cats to free roam and when he called them they came running right back. I have to say I was pretty impressed. As much as my boy loves me I am pretty sure he would also love to check out what neighbors are eating lol. Happy Summer Travels my Diabetic Cat Friends!
     

    Attached Files:

    Mrs.Peck likes this.
  39. Adrienne & Molly

    Adrienne & Molly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    I love the stroller where did you purchase? is it expensive? Molly doesn't like traveling in the truck. But seemed to love camping :)
     
  40. Calibonbons

    Calibonbons New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2019
    Amazon :) I believe it was $60. They have black as well.
     
  41. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    My sister's cat has a stroller and loves it. She takes him to the park in it. He likes to get in it at home, too.
     
  42. Dyana

    Dyana Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    I use the same playpen for when I am traveling to visit friends with my cats, and have to be away from their sight.
    It has enough room for my two cats, a little box, a food area, and I put one of their traveling crates inside with a crate pad inside and one on top of the carrier, so they can lay inside or on top if they want to. There is also leftover room to stretch out a bit in the playpen. I think mine is 56" across. I like the way it folds up and goes into a carrying bag.
    upload_2019-5-24_13-2-36.png
     
  43. learjetta

    learjetta Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2019
    I'm so glad you took Molly camping... our 3 love going in the RV! Every time we go the kitty cat TV is playing something different.

    Our boys watching kitty cat TV in Pocahontas State Park, VA last year.

    IMG_3617.JPG
     

Share This Page