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We had friends that built a short cat hallway from the inside of their fiver to the basement where they had a litter box compartment built. Smells and noise were no longer a problem and the biggest plus was that you could open a basement door to clean the litter box so you got no litter dust in the rig from doing that either. They lined the hallway with some coarse fake grass on a removable board so the litter usually got left on that and not on the carpet.

 

No matter what you do about the box don't ignore the cat's food, feed them right and they will be happier, live longer and be a far better companion animal.

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We travel with two feline companions and use Tidy Cat for multiple cats - scoop first thing in the morning and once again at night. Just had an overnight guest who commented that you'd never know there were cats in the RV, so I guess it's working.

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I have been in the cab of the truck pictured in the avatar with the new love of my life, Sunflower, DSH for about a month. Talk about close quarters. Arm and Hammer litter, scoop as soon as possible, food is Blue Wilderness, grain free available at Petsmart or Petco.

Simply not the issue I had feared. Covered litter pan would keep it from spreading all over...

love my cat

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We have used Blue Buffalo, quick clumping, natural walnut litter. His litter box is scooped out several times a day. We use a litter genie, kept next to the box, as a holding bin. No odor.

We order his food from <www.mrchewy.com>

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We had the same problem until we changed her food to Royal Canine dry and only cooked chicken in its own broth - plain. No smell on 'deposit' or up to 2 days afterwards! I know, I have to clean more often! no can cat food, no smell!

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I'm new to the indoor cat experience (I recently inherited a rescue cat, and live on a boat with three rescue dogs). A lifelong friend/cat rescuer recommended Fresh Step Extreme cat litter for ease of scoop-ability. It's pricey, and anytime I try to cut corners and buy a cheaper brand, I regret it. Fresh Step Extreme scoops like magic!


Regarding the smell, I and the three dogs and the cat are all on grain-free diets. Our excrement is stink-free (or so we think LOL, maybe we lost our sense of smell ;-).


I learned long ago (thanks to a fellow librarian, with food allergies) to keep humans and pets away from grains. Back then, I had adopted a dog with a horrible skin condition, and the specialist vet (no longer my vet) wanted to use my dog for clinical experiments. I was reluctanct, and vented to my librarian colleague. She brought the grain issue to my attention, I changed my dog's diet, and she was healthy ever-after. I later adopted several rescue pets (seriously ill) and changing their diets made all the difference.


FYI I'm not selling pet food, but I highly encourage pet owners to move away from commercially-prepared food (just as humans should avoid processed food). It's better for the pet and saves money on vet bills (just as it's better for humans and saves money on medical bills).


There are a number of vendors who sell raw organic free-range pet food, and it's readily available in specialty stores or online for delivery.


Kudos to RVers with pets! I hope to make the move soon, the liveaboard boat is the bridge LOL

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Instead of just thinking of the end problem so to speak. Change your cats food to a better grade of food. We did and it made a world of difference. Some litters have a popiry smell to them and can be overwhelming. But those also seem to have a lot of dust to them also. We use litter by natures miracle. We tried about every litter out there from walnut to corn to pine and this was the best for us. I think the people at the pet store was like you again... Best of luck. I'm just so HAPPY that our two furry friends have copped with traveling and down sizing from a 2400 square foot home to our 40 foot 5ver.

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Good food really makes a difference in how healthy and happy the cat is as well as the poop smell.

 

Expensive does not always equal good so shop carefully. Buy a small bag and transition kitty onto it and if things improve get a bigger bag. If it doesn't help try a brand with a different mix of ingredients.

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