You may have heard the phrase “animals and travel don’t mix”, truly, some types of travel isn’t suited for pets and can rack up a hefty fees, cause your pet great anxiety and has many limitations. However, with RVing, you can satisfy your wanderlust while bringing along your furry friends! RVing allows you to enjoy certain freedoms you won’t typically have if you’re flying or cruisin’ a shore. You and your pets anxiety is minimized, its more cost effective, and you don’t have to leave your pet behind! So save some bucks on boarding fees and enjoy a vacation with the whole family and Fido!
With some minor adjustments, keeping your pets with you on the road is well worth it! So put your best ‘Paw’ forward and follow these helpful tips on RVing with mans best friend.
Visit The Vet. Before “Ruffing” it with your dog/cat. Be sure to visit the vet and make sure all your pet’s vaccinations are current. Your pet could potentially be exposed to wild or unvaccinated animals during your travels, and you’ll want to make sure the health of your pet is protected by staying current with their vaccines. Make sure your pets have been treated for fleas and ticks. You don’t want to encourage any stowaways in your RV.
Have Proper ID. Make sure your pets have proper identification tags that include all your information in case your pet becomes lost during your trip. No one wants to think their pet will get lost, but accidents do happen. Take a photo of your pet with you as well, in the event that you do become separated, it will help others identify your pet on your search.
Always call ahead. Not all RV Resorts allow pets on the premises. Some campgrounds have breed restrictions, and many have a limit to how many furry friends you can bring. Just to make sure you aren’t taking a long trek for nothing, call your desired destination ahead of time to make sure Fido is welcome. Lucky for you, all Sun RV Resorts are pet friendly!
Pack for Pets. Keep a separate bin with a lid or bag to keep your pets supplies in such as their; bowls, food, leash, toys, waste-pickup bags, any medication, veterinary information and first aid kit just in case of emergencies. Consider bringing along a crate or pet carrier as needed.
Food, Water, Air, Temperature. Bring along plenty of food to accommodate the entire trip, and keep in an airtight container so the food stays fresh. Always have fresh water accessible for your pets and very importantly do not subject you pet to extreme temperatures (hot or cold.) This is a no-brainer, but if you are going to leave your pet alone in the RV for a few hours, make sure they have plenty of water, food, a place to potty (pee-pee pads work well), and proper ventilation or air conditioning.
Stretch those legs! After hours of traveling, even Fido can feel as cramped as you do. It’s important to rest and take a moment to stretch and take a walk. There are plenty of rest stops along the way for you and your companion to do so.
Follow the Rules & clean up after your pet. Once you have finally arrived at your destination, be sure to abide by the camps pet policies. Adhere to leash laws, locate the do walk areas and “poop scooping” protocol and always clean up after your pet. It’s the courteous thing to do.