No road trip is complete without your pets in tow. But before you fire up your RV and load your pets into the vehicle, there are a few special steps you’ll want to take to ensure your pets stay healthy on the road and enjoy the trip as much as you do.
Is Your Pet Ready Physically Prepared for Travel?
The first step to ensuring your pet is ready for the road is to make sure he or she is physically healthy enough to travel. If your pet is very old, ill or injured, you may want to consider hiring a reliable pet sitter instead of risking your pet’s health. The best way to ensure your pet is in proper physical condition for a road trip is to take him or her to the vet before you start making your vacation preparations.
Before You Hit the Road
Always make sure your pet’s identification tags are up-to-date with your correct cell phone number. Having your pet implanted with a microchip can increase your chances of getting him or her back if lost as well. And before you hit the road, be sure to call all of the places you plan to stay (including campgrounds) to ensure that pets are allowed on site.
Pack Your Pet’s Supplies
Moving from destination to destination in a new home on wheels can make pets much more anxious than they normally would be at home. Be sure to pack plenty of your pet’s favorite beds, toys and treats. You’ll want to have enough food and any medications your pet will need for the entire trip, so you’re not forced to switch your pet’s diet in the middle of a long vacation. And most importantly, don’t forget to pull over your vehicle every couple of hours for some much-needed play and bathroom time for you and your pets.
Find Your Road Trip Vehicle at Specialty
Looking for the perfect RV for you and your furry family members? Specialty RV Sales in Lancaster, Ohio, offers the highest quality motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and toy haulers in the industry, so you and your pets can travel in style everywhere you go.
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