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Kitty Litter On The Road
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When we hit the road in a month in our camper, we will have two little dogs and at least one cat (depending on how many we can re-home) with us. How do you all deal with a litter box on the road. For those of you who have both cats and dogs, how do you keep the dogs from beating you to the cat poop? My dogs think it's a delicacy.

All advice appreciated...

Thanks ..... Gregg
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Keep the dogs. Sounds like they are problem solvers ;-)

Sorry, I'm really of no help other than when I had a cat and dog, I kept the cat box in the shower and kept the bath door latched 4" open with a 6" gate hook.
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hahaha what are you saying Karl, with the dogs you will never have to clean the litter box? highdesertranger
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I took a couple plastic tubs and cut a hole in one end for the cat to enter by.  A  lid on top means you can use that space over it for the laundry hamper.  Tidy Cat in the plastic buckets works best for traveling.   I would use`a squirt gun and MASTER voice to train dogs to stay out.
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(11-29-2015, 09:00 PM)GotSmart Wrote:  I would use`a squirt gun and MASTER voice to train dogs to stay out.

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don't forget...

you're the human, and you're in control (or should be!!)
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(11-29-2015, 09:00 PM)GotSmart Wrote: I took a couple plastic tubs and cut a hole in one end for the cat to enter by.  A  lid on top means you can use that space over it for the laundry hamper.  Tidy Cat in the plastic buckets works best for traveling.   I would use`a squirt gun and MASTER voice to train dogs to stay out.

Ditto on the Tidy Cat and the plastic tub lidded litter boxes.No dog but with 4 cats very easy to keep clean and access.Um; access for the cats that is Big Grin
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(11-30-2015, 10:50 AM)gramakittycat Wrote: Ditto on the Tidy Cat and the plastic tub lidded litter boxes.No dog but with 4 cats very easy to keep clean and access.Um; access for the cats that is Big Grin

We recently adopted a "rehomed" kitten.  1/2 siamese and paws like a St Bernard.  This critter had to be shown that he needed to turn around and face out of the cat box~~~ Angry  I wish I had that energy.
Trouble rather a tiger in his lair than a sage at his books. To you kingdoms and armies are mighty and enduring, to him they are toys of the moment, to be overturned with the flick of a finger. G Dickson.
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I've seen videos where people cut an access hole thru to a storage compartment in their RV (with or without installing a cat door).  That would keep the litter away from the dogs and let you clean/change the litter from the outside.  
It seemed pretty slick.
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I taught my last cat to use the RV toilet. I installed a pet door in the bathroom door so she could go in as needed. Previous cat had a litter box. It was turned around facing a wall to where the dog couldn't get at it. It was a hassle. That is why the next cat got toilet trained. I bought a book off Amazon that said how to train the cat in 30 days.
This is merely what I did. I am not telling you to do this. I am just saying what I did. This may or may not work for Vandwellers. I am not a Vandweller. I live in a skoolie. I do not boondock so this may or may not be suitable for those who do boondock. Fulltime since 2006.
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I've also trained a cat to use the toilet. It is awesome! What a huge convenience not to change the litter.

When I had a cat, I used wood pellets for a pellet stove. Pellets are cheap, decompose well, and lighter than clay. It also did the best at cutting odor. Clay will track and smear when wet and that is hard to clean. The sawdust from pellets is easier to clean and doesn't track quite as much as clay. It isn't dusty, either.

Dogs have a pill thingy you can give them to make their poo taste yucky. Perhaps cats have a similar thing and that would help? It isn't always effective, though. The allure of cat dooky is hard for dogs to resist.
“If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am.” ―Charles Yu
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