More and more people are traveling with their pets and we can sure understand why. To many, the family dog or cat is every bit as loved as the kids are. They really are part of the family and don’t deserve to be left behind. There are a few things you can do to make camping better for your pet and make the whole experience a good one for everyone.
It’s important to bring your pets medications along with you and make sure you have enough to last throughout your stay. We have wonderful Vets in the area but we know you would rather avoid visiting one if possible. A lot of campers carry their pets’ shot records with them. You never know when you may have to make a quick trip to a Vet who is not familiar with your pet and having those shot records will help much better than depending on your memory in a stressful situation.
Toys and Beds
Your RV is your home away from home and the same is true for your pets. They will feel much more comfortable with some familiar items around them as you travel. Bring their favorite chew toys and their favorite bed for sleeping or just curling up in. The smell of their own possessions can calm them if they have to be left alone for a short time or if they are nervous about strangers walking past your campsite.
Noise and Activity
Campgrounds are noisy places sometimes and some of our pets get nervous about that. They may hear lots of kids laughing and people calling to each other across the campground. They will be smelling charcoal and wood burning plus tasty food being cooked on the grill. Be aware that they will need a little time to adjust to the new environment and maybe walk them in the early morning when things are quiet. This would give them an opportunity to get a lay of the land and get familiar with all that is new to them. It can help to make them comfortable which will make for a good experience for the whole family.