Don’t Forget These Pet Necessities When RVing

pet necessitiesSince your pet is part of your family, it’s important to bring him or her along on your RV trips. Just don’t forget to bring along a few important pet necessities when RVing so that your pet stays safe while sharing all of the experiences that come along with your adventures on the road.

  • Canine Life Jacket. If your dog loves spending time with you while you raft, kayak, boat, surf or paddle board, don’t forget to keep him or her safe with a flotation device. There are several life jackets on the market that include strong handles, optimally positioned to lift dogs out of the water, and reflective trim for enhanced visibility in or out of the water.
  • Travel ID Tag. In addition to your pet’s regular I.D. tag with your permanent phone and address, be sure to include a travel tag with your cell phone number and a back-up number where you can be reached while RVing.
  • Pet First Aid Kit. A first-aid kit is one of the most important pet necessities for taking care of minor injuries or illnesses that don’t require the assistance of a vet. Make sure you know how to use each of the items in the kit before a situation arises when you may need them.
  • Pet Leash. Many RV parks and campgrounds will require your pet to be on a leash. A strong leash is essential in order for you to keep control of your pet when you go outside. Never assume that your pet will behave in the same manner that he or she does when at home. When pets are in an unfamiliar environment, they can become scared and run away or become overly curious and wander off.
  • Pet Harnesses. Harnesses are important for pet travel safety while riding in a vehicle. You buckle up for safety every time you get in your RV or car, and you should be sure to buckle up your pet for the same reasons. Protect your pet from injuries due to unexpected quick stops or bumps along the way.
  • Pick Up Bags. Always remember to be a responsible pet owner while on the road by picking up after your pet using pick up bags. Prevent dog pollution in dog-friendly RV parks and campgrounds by using these bags every time you take your pet out.
  • Airtight Food Storage Containers. When RV camping or road tripping, you’ll want to keep your pet’s food in an airtight storage container that will prevent pests and campground critters from helping themselves to your pet’s food or water supply.
  • Pet Photo. It’s a good idea to always have a printed photo of your pet along with you. This way, if your pet wanders off, you can show other RVers or campground guests so they have a good idea of what your pet looks like.

If you’re thinking of upgrading to a larger RV so you have more room on the road while traveling with your pets or family members, just contact Easy Escapes RV at (863) 450-4915 to get an appraisal on your current RV. We can make upgrading or selling your motorhome easy through our RV consignment program.

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