Perhaps the biggest advantage to owning a RV is being able to take along your furry friends. Whether you’ve got an adventurous kitty who loves road trips or a dog who is a social butterfly, RVing allows you to bring your pets wherever you are and keep them a part of your life. Most RV parks allow animals (be sure to check with wherever you plant to visit as a precaution), which eliminates the concern you would go through when choosing a hotel or resort to vacation at. Additionally, because your RV is your own space, animals are less likely to feel anxious. When they see bits of home that they remember, they feel at ease.
Bringing your pets along on your next RV vacation takes a little planning, however, once you complete the planning, you’ll love having your furry friends with you wherever you are.
One of the most important parts of bringing your pets along on your next trip is ensuring they are microchipped. Microchipping is a simple, affordable procedure that can be done by your vet in minutes. It involves injecting a microchip into your pet that is the size of a grain of rice. This microchip includes all of your contact information so if your pet ends up getting lost whoever finds him or her can scan the chip and get in touch with you.
Another important part of traveling is making sure your pet is up to date on all shots. Because you’ll likely be moving through different states and possibly meeting other pets, keeping your pet’s shots up to date is a main part of maintaining their overall health.
While traveling it is also advisable to get a pet seat belt. This protects both your pet and other passengers in the car. If you’re driving and have to suddenly stop you do not want to hurl your pet across the car and injure them. A seat belt designed just for pets will make sure they’re secure and protected like other members of the family.
Although keeping your pets comfortable should be your number one priority, once you reach the RV park you need to think about your neighbors. Make sure you clean up after your pet when you take them for walks and, when it is time to wind down at night, ensure your dog isn’t barking and keeping the neighbors up. Ultimately it comes down to respecting your neighbors.
By following these simple tips you can be on your way to enjoying your next vacation without having to leave one of the most beloved members behind. With just a little planning you’ll discover how much more fun RVing can be when everyone is on the road.