RV travel is always enjoyable, but it can be even more exciting with your pet in tow. And since today is National Dog Day, there’s no better way to spend time with your pet than by taking a road trip together. But before you hit the road, follow these simple steps to ensuring you and your pet are prepared for the journey.
Check Your Pet’s Health
Dogs that are very young, very old or ill are less suitable for travel. Take a visit to the vet before you hit the road to ensure your pet is healthy enough to make the trip.
Take a Smaller Trip First
Before you embark on a journey that involves hours in the car, start by taking your dog on smaller journeys to ensure he doesn’t get anxious or car sick. Taking your pet on shorter car rides before your big road trip will also help him get used to live on the road.
Traveling to new areas and not staying in the same place all the time increases the chance of your pet getting lost. Check to make sure your pet’s tag has your current phone number on it and consider getting your pet microchipped, so you can be reunited with him if he gets lost.
Make Him Comfortable
Living life on the road is a big transition for your pet, so it’s best to make him feel as much at home as possible. Bring plenty of your pet’s favorite toys, dog beds, blankets and treats. And don’t forget to pack plenty of dog food to last the duration of your trip, so you don’t have to change your pet’s diet in the middle of the journey.
Get the Perfect Road Trip Vehicle
It’s important that you and your pet have plenty of room to roam inside your RV, and there’s no better place to shop for a new or used RV than at Specialty RV Sales in Lancaster, Ohio. Our qualified sales staff can help you find the perfect RV for you and your pet’s travel needs.