RVing alone is great, but RVing with a pet is one of the best ways to feel like you’re truly taking home with you. However, whether your pet is a dog or a cat, you’ll need to take a few extra steps to ensure their safety during travel and your stay. Follow these tips for RVing with your pet to take your RV journey to the next level.
Acclimate Your Pet to the RV Ahead of Time
Most pets, especially cats, need some time to get acclimated to new spaces. Before you go on your RV trip, spend a few hours in your RV with your pet so that they can explore and rub their scent around. Bringing familiar items like toys, beds, and litter boxes can be helpful.
Get a Health Checkup
Pets who go outside are more likely to spread and be exposed to viruses and parasites. Bring your pet to the veterinarian for a health checkup and get their vaccines updated before you go. If you are staying at a facility, you may need to provide proof of vaccination.
Prepare for Emergencies
Prepare a first aid kit for your pet. If you know your destination, research the location, names, and phone numbers of emergency vets and pet hospitals in that area. If you are going to be camping and hiking in remote areas, have a plan for how to handle health emergencies.