Pets on the Road: Minimizing Anxiety
Your pets are part of your family, and that means you don’t want to leave them behind when you hit the road. Having your pets on your RV travels is undeniably enjoyable for you, but it’s important to make sure the experience is just as enjoyable for your pet. These simply tips will help you reduce your pets’ anxiety when you embark on an adventure in your RV.
Before You Go
RV travel means more time on the road than usual for your pet. Have your best friend checked out by your vet before you hit the road to ensure he or she is fit for travel. Young pets, elderly ones and those with health issues may be safer staying with a friend or family member than living life on the road.
Talk to your vet about your travel plans, and he or she can inform you of the shots or other preparations your pet may need before he hits the road. Make sure all of your furry friend’s vaccinations are up to date and keep current health records in your RV in case of an emergency.
Pack for Your Furry Friend
Packing for your pet is just as important as packing for yourself. Make sure your pet is outfitted with up-to-date tags with your current phone number and don’t forget to pack a spare collar, leashes, bowls, food, prescription medications and plenty of water.
Your pet may not immediately feel at home in your RV, which can cause anxiety, so be sure to bring along your furry friend’s favorite toys, beds, blankets and other items he likes to cuddle up with at home.
Take Plenty of Breaks
Many road warriors like to get to their destination quickly with very few stops, but you can’t do that when you have a pet on board. Stop every couple of hours to let your pet relieve himself and have a drink of water. The saying, “A tired dog is a good dog,” is true on the road, so be sure to exercise your pet at every stop.
Find Your Family RV at Lazydays
When you travel with your pet, he needs plenty of room to roam inside and outside of the RV. Find the perfect RV for your family (including the furry members) right here at our Lazydays lots in Tampa and Tucson.