In America, our pets are a part of the family. They have their own bed in our home. We celebrate their birthdays. They ride shotgun when we head for the store. So when it comes to traveling in our RVs, it comes as no surprise that we jump at the prospect to bring them together with us on our adventures.
First off, safety is the number one thing you should consider when taking your pet with you in your RV. Before you bring you pet on a long trip, make sure he feels comfortable with the motion and confinement of RV traveling. You might want to try a couple of shorter trips to gauge how your pet reacts to their new environment. Some pets suffer from motion sickness and can become miserably ill when traveling. If your pet salivates heavily, vomits or is nervous during trial runs, talk to your vet.
Always keep your pet’s vaccinations up-to-date and carry a copy of his vaccination records and any important medical data in your RV. Also, when carrying pets across state or international borders, it would be advisable to be aware of the laws and possess relevant certifications approved by your veterinarian.
Updating your pets identification information with current address and cell phone number can turn out to be useful if you pet gets lost. ID chips are also a good idea to ensure you can be contacted in the case that the other information is unattainable. ID chips are a really reliable way of ensuring this and have reunited numerous owners with their stray pets.
With these few tips, you should feel more comfortable with your pet should something go wrong. Do you usually bring your pets on your RV adventures with you? Leave a comment below and let us know!