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Tips and Tricks for Traveling with Pets

RVing with pets can be a wonderful experience for you and your beloved furry friends. Check out nine tips to keep in mind when RVing with your pet.


Prepare Your Pet

Does your pet do well in new situations and environments? If so, great! If not, going on a year-long adventure right off the bat might not be the best idea. Starting out with a few smaller-scale trips will help minimize the stress your pet might feel on the road.

Mind the Paperwork

Bring your pet’s health certificate and vaccination records, since many RV parks require you to have them with you in order to enter the grounds.

Make a List

The essentials like food and water are a no-brainer, of course, but be sure to write down absolutely everything you need for your furry friend, including dishes, leashes, a litter box for your cat, waste bags, treats and toys, cages, a brush, and a crate, if needed. Don’t forget medications if your pet takes any.

Call Ahead

Get in touch with the RV parks and campgrounds you plan to stop at. Make sure they allow pets, and also ask if they have any rules or regulations regarding pets at their facility.

Stay up to Date

Make sure your pet’s vaccinations and shots are up-to-date, with the records to prove it. This will avoid paperwork hangups, but it’s also important in order to keep your animal companion safe from disease as you travel through new areas.

ID Your Pet

If you haven’t already done so, take the time to put your cell phone number on your pet’s ID tags.

Protect Your Pets

Bring along flea and tick spray, or make sure your pets are already treated before leaving on the RV trip.It’s easy to pick up fleas and ticks, especially in the great outdoors, so ask your vet about treatment for your particular furry family member.

Be a Good Citizen

Remember to pick up after your pets in all locations. This is not only polite and courteous, but it also encourages RV parks and campgrounds to keep allowing pets.

Get Outside!

Exercise isn’t just important for humans, it’s extremely important for pets to have quality time in the great outdoors (especially during long road trips). Make potty breaks fun for everyone by taking a long walk or playing fetch with your pooch.


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Emily Sullivan
Emily Sullivan
Emily Sullivan is a Content Curator for Trader Interactive, serving the recreational brands RV Trader and Cycle Trader. Her mission is to provide thoughtful, practical content to those who are always on the hunt for their next adventure.

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6 Responses

  1. There’s a nice little highlights for preparing to travel with a pet, but what I was hoping for is the nitty-gritty tips on how to do so safely. Specifically, do people have back up systems for possible electrical outages or converters going out? We had a converter go out in our RV once while we were out exploring for nine hours during the day in the southwest where it was over 100° that day. When we returned to the RV the refrigerator and freezer had thawed in the interior of the RV. I remember being grateful we have not traveled with a pet, and I’ve been super anxious about doing so ever cents in case something similar would happen. It had to be at least 90° on the inside of that rig and any animal might’ve died after that many hours alone in there.

  2. We worried about leaving our dog in the camper too.
    We use a Verizon WiFi jet pack and a mobile battery operated home security camera in the camper to watch our dog and monitor the AC/temperature.
    Also, we don’t go away for too long or too far in case something happens and we need to return quickly.
    Leave plenty of cold/iced water and choose the shadiest location.
    Happy camping!!

  3. Rascal says: thanks for the good tips , and be sure your dog is on a leash when walking in a park, rest stop and campground.

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