A wilderness voyage can be all the more memorable by bringing your pet along. If you’re interested in bringing your furry friend along on your next vacation, there are necessary steps one must take before you leave. Below are tips and tricks on ensuring that your ensuing trip is a success for you and your pet.
First, all animals should be taken to the vet before your journey begins. By doing so, your dog or cat will be vaccinated and protected against pests after the correct measures have been taken. Owners should also gather specific information such as proof of ownership, veterinary records, a recent photo and contact information.
Additionally, it is important to have a first-aid kit at the ready. Owners should take into consideration the destination’s local fauna, the weather forecast during the stay as well as the nearest veterinary hospital. Having this information ready is paramount to ensuring a safe and healthy outing.
Next, owners should be aware of the different park policies when it comes to pets, such as campsite guidelines and campground do’s-and-don’ts before choosing a resting place. There could be rules pertaining to certain dog breeds, additional fees, and limits on the number of pets you bring.
Making sure you have all the essentials for your companion is extremely important. Supplies such as food, medical prescriptions, water, meal dishes, waste bags and leashes are no brainers. Pack accordingly depending on your destination by bringing trip-specific items like pet socks or life jackets. Another thing to remember: the water may not be safe for pets to drink where you’re headed. Have a hearty supply of bottled or fresh water on hand.
Lastly, owners need to set up a comfy and secure resting spot for their pets to stay during travel. It could be tempting to have the animal roam around and be free, but these behaviors are risky and can lead to serious injury. Securing them in place is very important; try using a harness that fastens into the seat or bring a crate where your pet can stay while you’re on the road. Pets alone in the trailer or camper is a no-go; keep them in the tow vehicle.
With the proper steps taken, going on a pet-friendly trip is an experience no one will ever forget. For a deeper guide on RV camping with pets, please refer to the accompanying resource.
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