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Pampered Pals: Porta-Potties For Kitties

Many times it can seem like cat owners get the short end of the stick when it comes to traveling with pets. While some kitties like to be outside sometimes or enjoy the occasional walk, I imagine prepping for a trip with a feline who's just getting started with the frequent flier (or driver) points can be overwhelming. One of the key things to provide for a cat is a litter box but, when you're away, lugging the big home edition can be more than a little annoying. I've rounded up some small travel boxes that will do just great on the road. In addition to this biodegradable one made of recycled paper, there's another eco-tastic one made of 100-percent recycled plastic, too, so check them all out when you


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pixiestks pixiestks 7 years
I'm gearing up for a cross-country road trip with my mom and her beloved cat and I'm looking for more ideas on how to make them both comfy with a litter box and not have a huge mess. I like the above ideas in the comments but is it me or am I missing a link to more info in the article?
Nitachequita Nitachequita 8 years
I've used JohnnyCat trays for years when traveling by car; they're very convenient.
uaintkidin uaintkidin 8 years
I had to drive cross-country with my cat (we were going to ship her but our vet recommended against it) and I used a disposable litter box in the car. She would not use it while we were on the road but did once we were in the hotel. I do not think she liked the motion of the car too much! Traveling with a cat is not too easy! I was afraid she would jump out of the car whenever we stopped.
PamiP PamiP 8 years
one of the best suggestions I've heard is using a resealable rubbermaid type container so if you are letting kitty use it in the bathroom for a flight, or in a vehicle, you can seal it back up and store it when she's finished.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
MandyJoBo, LOVE the pre-measuring in the litter liners idea! I will be using this! Oliver is a big chunk of a catman, and a he wouldn't be able to get one buttcheek in a small pan.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
I used the Kitty Wonder Box for a while just because I wanted to be able to throw the whole thing out every week instead of cleaning it out. :) The box is super-small, and my cat started missing when he squatted. There are bigger ones available online if you can find them. They worked really good other than that. When we stay at hotels with the cats (electricity goes out, etc.), I just bring a normal litter pan and some liners. I have pre-measured the amount of litter needed and wrapped in it in the liners (this is in our emergency kit) so that all I have to do is open it and fold it over the pan. It makes clean up easy when it's time to go!
wren1 wren1 8 years
We've used these for my bf's cat when she stays with friends. The first time was not good because she had trouble at first figuring out adjusting to the smaller box, and there were a few misses.
ALSW ALSW 8 years
I like this idea. I'm not sure my kitties have realized yet that they can actually go to the bathroom outside, so this would come in handy if we ever bring them up to the in-laws or something.
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