Around three quarters of those who enjoy RV travels take their pets along with them, and that is quite a huge number. If you are planning a trip and you want to make sure that your pet will enjoy it as much as you do, see the following advice on how to safely travel with your companion in tow.
There are all kinds of pet equipment that can make your travel with your beloved friend much easier. Today you can find pet carriers, pet seatbelts, pet harnesses and all kinds of stuff to ensure that your pet is safe inside the vehicle.
One of the measures you should take in advance is to contact the campground where you plan to go and ask them if they accept pets and other details regarding their policy. Pet-friendly does not simply mean that all pets are welcome, as there may be size restrictions and other limitations. Getting well informed in advance will spare you a lot of headache later on.
If you need to leave your pet inside the RV, make sure that the RV is well ventilated. RVs can get pretty hot inside during summer days, and your pet may suffer a severe heat stroke if you do not take the necessary precautions. Leave them plenty of water and food, if you will be gone for a while. Of course, that doesn’t mean that they will not jump for joy when they see you after your departure.
Before going on a trip with your pet, check with your vet if there are any health related measures you should take before you leave. Preventive treatments and vaccines will keep your pet healthy and happy throughout the trip.