Many RVers take their pets on the road with them. The cost of boarding a pet while the owners are away can be expensive. Also, many pet owners are too attached to their pets to leave them behind for any length of time.
Unfortunately, many pets are not comfortable traveling in a motorhome or travel trailer for an extended length of time. Most animals do eventually get used to their surroundings, but some pets will continue to have anxiety over it.
I found these tips for traveling with pets. Hopefully they will be helpful for you.
Crate expectations: Whether traveling by air or car, a familiar crate will relax your dog. Never put a leash in the crate, as your pet could get tangled in it.
Hello gorgeous: Brushing your dog and clipping its nails before you leave will make traveling more comfortable.
Make a list: Bring water, your dog’s favorite food, bedding, toy and dishes, pet first-aid kit and old sheets to cover car seats and furniture.
Check it twice: Identify your dog with a current tag or microchip. Carry current health and rabies certificates and a recent photo.
Stair hazard: Did you know that a dog’s claws and fur can get caught in escalators? Pick up or crate your dog, or take the elevator.
Chow time: Traveling by car? Feed a light meal three or four hours before you leave. Never feed a dog in a moving car. Dogs should fly on an empty stomach. [4 Ever Pets]
Pets can make life on the road a more enjoyable experience for the whole family. These tips should make things easier for you, your family and your pets while out on the RV road.