Traveling with Pets?
Do It in Your RV with No Hassles

For many of us, pets are beloved members of our families, and we treat them almost like children. When we go away on vacation, one of our first concerns is what we are going to do with our pets. Many people take their pets to special boarding kennels that specialize in cats or dogs, and will look after pets while people are on vacation. Others can't bear to leave their "babies" for any length of time, and want to bring their pets along with them while they are traveling. This can sometimes cause any number of problems. There are all kinds of hotels and motels that do not allow pets to stay in the rooms with their owners, and flying with pets can be a real hassle, and quite an expense too, when you figure in the cost of the special kennel you need to have in order for your pets to be allowed to be on the plane.

RV Travel with PetsSo, how can people travel with their pets, and be assured that they are not going to be hassled, or turned away from certain types of travel and accommodations? Easy! If you really want to take your pets with you on vacation, get yourself an RV. You can take whoever you want, including pets, and as many as you want. You will always have a place to stay, so you never have to worry about not having a room for the night. And, there are thousands of RV parks and campgrounds all over the United States that are extremely animal-friendly, and welcome guests with pets, including dogs (although they are usually required to be on leashes).

Keeping Your Pet Healthy On the Road

If you are going to take your pet with you on vacation, it is important to remember that they need to have the same type of care that they would be receiving at home, including vet care. Before you go on an RV trip with your pet, especially if the trip is going to be an extended one, take your pet in for a visit to the vet, to make sure that they are in great health, and fit to travel. Also, if shots need to be updated, do so before going away, and always ensure that your pets' rabies shots are up to date.

While you are traveling with your pets, try not to keep them cooped up in crates or kennels for the whole trip. Pets get bored just like humans, so it is nice for them to be able to move around a bit, or even look out the windows. Make sure that you have plenty of food and water available to your pets at all times, especially if you are traveling in hotter areas. Never leave your pets in the RV with the windows closed on hot days.

Bathroom breaks are essential for all of us, including pets. Keep a clean litter box available for cats, and make frequent stops so you can take your dogs out to do their thing. Always keep baggies on hand for this, because as a responsible pet owner, you will need to clean up after your pets.

Traveling with pets can be a wonderful thing, and loads of fun for you and your pets. RV travel is great way to see the country, and a great way to be able to bring your pets along when you go away.