Traveling with Pets in an RV

At Jim’s RV Center, the staff has years of experience getting everyone – including furry and feathered friends – ready to go on adventures across the highways of America. Whether you choose to travel in a new or used travel trailer, fifth wheel, truck camper, or Class A or C, we’ll help get everyone to the vacation destination in style and comfort.

When traveling, there are certain necessary items to bring along and steps to take to ensure everyone onboard is entertained, comfortable, and secure. When traveling with pets, these same conditions apply plus a little extra since our faithful friends rely on us for everything.

For those new to traveling with pets or experienced pet providers, these tips can help make the trip the best it can be.

Dogs

  • Maintain your dog’s regular walking routine plus a couple of extra to prevent accidents as traveling doesn’t mean your pup’s system will be accommodating.
  • Secure your dog in a metal crate that is itself secured so your pup isn’t sliding around the RV. In case of an accident, a metal carrier provides more protection than a lightweight carrier.
  • Provide ample water throughout the day and use non-spill food and water bowls.
  • Bring your pets favorite toys for entertainment.
  • Have your pet’s health information available, including the veterinarian’s name, address, phone number and any medications.
  • Do not rely on just a collar and standard leash when taking your dog outside the RV. Use a harness which is much sturdier than a leash and provides better control.
  • Do not change your dog’s food as this leads to upset stomachs. Stick with what he’s used to eating.

Cats

  • Cats are wily creatures, so be sure they are contained in a metal carrier. An open door to the outside is an invitation for kitty to escape.
  • If you let your cat out, put her in a separate room and secure the door and windows.
  • Use a carrier large enough to hold a small litter pan and a non-spill water/food bowl.
  • Bring a cover to place over the carrier if your cat is nervous or afraid.
  • Do not change the menu and have vet information readily available.

Make Jim’s RV Center your first stop before heading out of town for any necessary upgrades, services or accessories.

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