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butchiiii

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Transporting Cats
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:31:30 PM »
Hello folks,
Has anyone every transported there cats in the carriers in the bed of
their pickup trucks? Mine usually ride inside my reg cab with the wife
and I when traveling but we are bringing another person along with us
this time and I don't think that is practical this trip. Please let me know
if anyone has done this.
Thanks
Butch
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rvannie23

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Re: Transporting Cats
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 12:41:55 AM »
Hi! I have not done this, but I have thought about it when i had my cat. I think it depends on how long the trip is, how big the carrier is, and the temperament of your cat. If you had a very big crate and you could secure a litter box down for a longer trip it might be okay. I would personally cover the crate as well and just leave the bottom of one side open for air. Cats like dark spaces like that anyway, and I would say in comparison to a dog they aren't going to be super excited about sticking their head up into the wind lol. Good luck.
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jackiemac

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Re: Transporting Cats
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 01:06:06 AM »
If covered it can get really hot in there, so I would consider that also.
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Re: Transporting Cats
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2017, 07:17:06 AM »
If you do, don't plan to run for president ;D
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rvannie23

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Re: Transporting Cats
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2017, 09:56:36 AM »
True about the heat. Maybe consider that as a factor as well. Also, is your cat skittish? It's really loud in the back of a pickup bed. You might open the cage to a full set of claws once you stop lol.
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Re: Transporting Cats
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2017, 10:03:46 AM »
I would not do that unless an extreme necessity.  I'm confident the cat would survive if provided with some shade and shelter from the 60+ mph winds back there, but you are gonna have one very unhappy kitty. Maybe one who will refuse to ever get in a vehicle again. And enforce that refusal with tooth and claw!
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butchiiii

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Re: Transporting Cats
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2017, 05:41:08 PM »
Okay , the general consensus seems to be not to do it. That's what
I thought but wanted to check in here for advice.
Thanks
Butch & Joanna
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2015 Keystone Passport 2890RL

 

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