Millions of Americans own pets, and about half of all pets are easily transportable animals like dogs or cats. If you own a pet yourself, chances are you’ve thought about bringing them along on one of your RV adventures. And you’re not alone! Plenty of travel enthusiasts love taking their pets camping.
Of course, bringing your pets along on a camping trip presents a new set of challenges. You may find yourself a little confused if this is your first time RVing with dogs or cats. Fortunately, with a little care, it’s not hard to care for your furry friends. Let’s take a look at how to handle RV travel with pets.RV travel with pets can seem stressful to some pet parents. However, it’s not difficult to keep your pets safe and happy on the road. Learn more here. #CamperlandTrailerSales Click To Tweet
Find Pet-Friendly Locations Along Your Route
You’ll need to stop for potty breaks with your pets on board for the ride. Look for parks, trails, and other pet-friendly locations along your route to make frequent stops throughout your travels. It’s good for the dogs to get outside and smell the new things, and it keeps you from being behind the wheel all day. Play a game of fetch with your furry friend or just rest and enjoy the scenery you stumble upon!
Be Considerate of Other Campers
Dogs are asked to be kept on a leash in most public places for their safety, your safety, and the safety of those around you. Even if your dog is very well trained, keep them close to you when sharing an RV park with other campers. No one wants an accident to happen with unattended children, and be aware of those with pet allergies. Some people are simply afraid of dogs, too! Whatever the case is, don’t leave your pet unattended without a leash.
Pro Tip: Before traveling with your pets, make sure their collars are up to date with an ID tag and your phone number as an emergency contact.
Practice Safe Driving Habits
As an RV owner and a pet owner, you should know the proper pet safety for travel trailers. Dogs should be in a seatbelt harness or secured carrier at all times when you’re driving the vehicle. Look into how you can make your RV trailer a dog-friendly one by designating a secure area for them during travel.
Bring Enough Pet Supplies to Last the Trip
If you’re bringing a cat and they stay in the RV for long periods of time, make sure you have enough litter box supplies to last your trip. Before hitting the road, make sure you have enough pet food and clean water to last throughout the venture.
Have Fun with Your Furry Friends!
Pets are part of the family, so bringing them along on a camping trip seems natural. Just take the time to keep your friends safe and happy on the road so you both have a great experience. Enjoy all the challenges and new experiences you’ll have with your cat or dog on a road trip!
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