Think about what your pet needs at home; then make sure you have an alternative option for these items on the camping trip such as food and water bowls and dishes, bedding, leashes, harnesses, and collars. Also, if your pet likes to play, you might consider bringing toys or items that they may not normally get to play with for a little added excitement.
Depending on the time of year and where you go, your pet can get very dirty. If you plan on going hiking in the woods, you certainly don’t want that dog to bring in mud on the bottom of their paws, so have towels and extra blankets available to wipe off any mud or even wash the dog if necessary.
If you normally have an air-conditioned house and you’re going camping without an air conditioner during very hot weather, make sure to consider how uncomfortable the pets might be. Verify that you have enough shade at your campsite, or have other options to cool your pet off should the heat rise.
Don’t use repellent appropriate for people as it can be harmful when inhaled or ingested. Use a pet friendly insect repellent to keep ticks, fleas and other bugs away from your pet.
Don’t leave your dog in the RV alone or tied up at the campsite when you are not there. Consider this when planning your trip. Don’t go anywhere you can’t take your pet with you.
Taking a pet can be fun and of course, you can all share in the experience of staying with the family, but take these precautions into consideration for everyone to have a safe and fun time. Thankfully, our Seattle RVs
and Portland RVs
make it easy to take your pet along with you on your next outing…and do it in style and luxury, too!