How did we make sailors out of the two cats who adopted us over the years? (See their bios in our Crew Manifest.)
Bill had considerable experience from the past raising of a cat on a cruising boat [BC loved to travel in boats, automobiles, airplanes, etc. as a consequence.] But neither of us had experience helping landlubber felines adapt to life onboard.
We found some books written by a cruising Veterinarian who goes by Capt'n Dr. Dave.
They helped guide us through the process with our feline crew.
- Pets On Board? Adapting Your Pet to Travel By Boat or RV
- Did the book help? Ask Gus...
- Where There Is No Pet Doctor
What about seasickness?
We have one cat that suffers on occasion. Our vet told us to administer 1/4-1/2 of a Bonine tablet ahead of time. [NO substitutions! Only Bonine.]
Gus benefits from a 1/4 Bonine tablet on days when it might be a bit sportier than usual... [The Admiral usually consumes the other 3/4...]
Boat Litter Boxes
How did you get your landlubber cats to adopt to life afloat?
Please leave a comment with any tips and tricks...