Getting ready to travel with your pet in your new or used RV? You’ll want to take our tips for traveling with pets into consideration to help make sure you have the best trip possible with your beloved companion.
Get Them Ready
If you haven’t ever taken your fur baby on a road trip before, they’ll need some preparation. Pets can experience discomfort and motion sickness just like people, or may feel agitated or anxious when getting in the car. If your pet associates car rides with negative or uncomfortable/separating experiences, such as going to the vet or staying with a relative, help shift their mental association by taking them out for fun experiences beforehand. Go for a hike or out for a treat. If you’re concerned about the distance of your upcoming trip, help your pet acclimate by taking them for increasingly longer trips around locally.
Do make sure to schedule a quick appointment with your vet beforehand to get your pet microchipped if they aren’t already, or to update any shots or tags if you’ve been lax with that in recent months. And finally, ask your vet for a recommendation for a sedative if you’re concerned about motion sickness.
On The Road
Plan frequent stops to let your fur baby stretch their legs, relieve themselves, and play for a bit! No one likes feeling cooped up – you or your pet – so make time for stops along the way. Plan ahead by adding this time into your travel plans for the day so you don’t experience unexpected delays. Bring their favorite toys, too!
Pet Friendly RVs
Believe it or not, some RVs have your fur baby in mind! For example, many of our Grand Design Imagine RVs for sale feature a pet feeding dish that slides in and out for your convenience, so your doggo can have its own place to eat that keeps the food and water contained and mess-free.