Are your pets just like family? How about when it comes to RVing, how well does your pet adjust to life on an RV? Here are tips on how to travel with Pets while on the road.
According to an article at traveltips.usatoday.com, “Pet Friendly RV Travel Tips”
“Take your pet to the veterinarian first. Tell your vet about the trip you are planning and ask if your pet needs any vaccinations or other medications before traveling. If you know your pet gets motion sickness, for example, the vet may be able to give you something that will help. She may also have advice about how to make the trip more comfortable for your breed of pet.
Practice: Before you head out on a journey across the country, bring your dog or cat along on short rides across town. Let your pet roam the RV on its own and explore at its own pace. This will help your pet become comfortable with the space. Consider bringing a crate or carrier along for a cat or dog you fear might bolt from the vehicle when the door is opened.
Get your pet a tag that preferably has your cell phone number on it so you can be reached if your pet gets lost. If you don’t have a cell phone, use your veterinarian’s phone number. Even from thousands of miles away, your vet will be your best ally in this situation. Obviously, using your home number won’t work.
Gather your pet’s favorite things — not only the dog bed or the scratching post, or that old pillow your pet loves — but also preferred foods, treats, toys and anything else it likes.
Choose a location, maybe a corner, in the RV that will be your pet’s own space. Walking around in a “house” that’s moving all of the time can be unnerving. Pets should be restrained within a car or truck, but in an RV, it is up to you if you want your pet to be able to roam around. Some pets will feel safer crated in an RV, while others can handle more freedom. Put your pet’s bed and toys in the space. Have water available at all times.
Stop every three hours or so to give a dog a chance to relieve itself or get a little exercise. This won’t be necessary if you are traveling with a cat that is able to move around the RV and has a litter box.” To read the entire article click here.