If you’re planning your camping trips with your family and can’t imagine leaving your fur baby behind, we don’t blame you! Follow our tips for traveling and camping with pets to make sure it’s be enjoyable for everyone, and gives you plenty of opportunities for successful camping trips in the future for years to come!
How does your pet feel about road trips? Does getting in the car create excitement, or anxiety? Now is the time to start preparing them for a road trip. If they’re not used to traveling, start acclimating them to short distances and gradually lengthening it. If they experience anxiety or motion sickness, ask your vet for recommended medications to help. This is also the right time to make sure your pet is microchipped, gets a preventative tick/flea treatment, and has all their shots up to date.
Know the Policies
Also before you leave, you’ll want to check on the campground policies ahead of time for rules regarding pets are, such as cleaning up after your pet and any noise ordinances. Knowing ahead of time what the rules and expectations are will spare everyone involved frustration and hassle.
Pack Their Bags!
You’ll want to pack for your pet, and more than just their food and feeding dishes. Make sure you bring any medications they are currently taking, and a pet first aid kid (ask your vet for suggestions on what to include). You’ll also want to remember to pack a leash, favorite pet toys, and pet waste removal bags.
Now’s the time to really make sure you have the photos of your fur baby on your phone that you really need – just in the event your pet goes missing. Include front and side photos of your pet to include all visible markings, and make sure the photos are clear and well-lit.
Increase Your Travel Time
Plan to add in extra travel time to allow your doggo to run and play, stretch their legs, and do their business outside. Your pets need time to stretch their legs at stops along the way just like you do, and if you make sure to make time for it in advance, the road trip will be more comfortable for everyone!
RVs for Pet Owners
We have a great inventory of new and used RVs for sale, and many RVs today are being designed with pet owners in mind – such as including exterior leash hookups or pet feeding stations inside. Contact us today to ask about the RVs we have that will accommodate your fur baby so you can enjoy camping with pets like never before!