One of the best things about RVing is that you can bring along your pets. No more worrying about finding pet sitters, day cares, or boarding facilities. Nope. With RVing, the entire family is welcome to join the adventure. When traveling with pets, however, it’s important that you pay attention to certain things and plan ahead for the smoothest adventure for both fur babies and mom and dad.
Bring Extra Water
You never know when you’re going to need to stop for a while and won’t have water nearby. Bring an extra gallon of water per passenger so that everyone has some in case of an emergency. Additionally, be sure to bring along collapsible water dishes. These save space and are a great item to bring along on hikes if you hit any trails that allow animals.
Always Keep Animals Leashed
Cats and dogs should always be leashed regardless of park rules (most require leashes). This helps keep your pets safe and ensures that other animals, particularly native wildlife, are also safe. Your animal might be the most reliable pet, however, in a strange area it’s important that you keep them safe and are able to know where they are at all times.
Get Your Pet Microchipped
Microchipping is the single best way to protect your pet while on the road. By microchipping your pet you’re ensuring they’re protected from getting lost. If you’re in an accident and they run away your pet can more easily be returned to you. Additionally, if you’re at the RV park and your pet gets loose, you can rest assured that if your pet is found, the microchip can bring them back to you.
In addition to helping your pet be found, the key to keeping your pet safe is having your information up-to-date. It’s critical that you keep your information and your vet’s on the microchip so that you are easy to reach. if you permanent address or phone number changes make sure you update your microchip.