Can You Take Your Cat Camping?

By Thena Reading-Franssen 4 months agoNo Comments

Wondering if you can take your cat camping? There are actually a ton of people that do this every single camping trip!

I love to camp. And when it comes to scheduling out camping trips, it’s really hard to plan ones that work around our schedule and the lives of our pets. So, when it comes down to the choice of missing out on a week-long vacation or packing up and taking our cat along, guess what choice we’ll make time and time again. (So many people take their dog’s camping, why can’t you do the same with cats?)

And honestly, camping with cats isn’t hard to do at all!

Can you take your cat camping?

Can You Take Your Cat Camping?

A lot of people don’t think that they can take their cats camping, but really…you can. All you need is a solid plan in place to make it happen.

I’ve come across many full-time travelers who have cats in their RV’s with them. And if you take a look around when you’re at campgrounds, you’ll probably notice some kitties staring right back at you from the windows.

How do I make my cat feel at home?

If you’re wanting your cat to have a good experience, then you need to make certain to bring some items from home for them to associate that with. Bring their bed, their toys or just have some special treats on hand so that they’ll settle in nicely on the camping trip.

Can you take your cat camping?

Have you ever seen anyone have their cat with them and their family when they’re camping? More than likely….probably not. But if you have, you might have had a few questions about how they make it happen!

Where do cats sleep when camping?

If you take a camper or RV, they sleep anywhere just like they do at home! I don’t recommend ever taking a cat when you’re tent camping because that leaves too big of a risk that they can get outside. And please keep in mind that you need to be very very careful when coming in and out of the camper so that they don’t run out of the door as well.

What do cats eat when camping?

Pack up their regular cat food for your camping trip and that’s all you’ll need. They’ll eat it out of their favorite bowl and dish just like they do at home.

What will your cat do in the camper?

Most likely, the same things that they would be doing at your house. Wondering around….looking at things…laying in the sunlight…staring at you outside the window…you name it, pretty much their same standard daily activities.

How do you travel with a cat in the RV?

While you might be tempted to let them run loose, don’t. You’ll want to have them in a pet carrier so that they don’t get jostled around or hurt. Things fall in RV’s all that time and it’s dangerous for your cat to be loose.

What should you pack for your cat for your camping trip?

You want to make certain that your cat is comfortable as well so bring a few of the toys that it loves, its bed, its treats…and anything else you might think will help its transition. Oh, and make certain that you don’t forget the litterbox!

Bringing your cat along for your next camping adventure is such a great idea! You’ll love packing up all their toys, and bringing your furry feline on your next family adventure! After all, your cat is part of your family, too!

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Have you ever taken your cat camping?


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