Taking Your Pets on the Road

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When you choose to travel by plane or even rental car, you’re often unable to bring your pets along for the ride. But as an RV traveler, you don’t have to make that difficult choice between boarding your pets or having a friend look after them while you’re away — your pets can come along and enjoy the journey too. But before you pack your pets into your RV and hit the road, there are a few steps you need to take to ensure the trip is comfortable for both you and your pet.

Go For a Test Drive

If you’ve never taken a road trip with your dog or cat before, it’s important to see how they will act by taking them on smaller local trips. If your pet gets sick in the car or seems overly anxious (cats are often not as comfortable on the road), it can actually be less stressful for him or her to stay at home.

Visit the Vet

If you haven’t taken your pet to the vet lately, you’ll want to make sure he is in good health for a long road trip. Your vet can also help you with any paperwork or vaccinations you may need for the areas in which you’ll be traveling. If you’re planning to cross borders in your RV, your vet can help you understand the quarantine laws and can provide the paperwork you need for crossing the border without a glitch.

Make Your Pet Comfortable

Despite how much your pet loves riding in the car, the transition to a new lifestyle can make him or her a bit uncomfortable. Be sure to pack your pet’s favorite items from home — including toys, beds, etc. — and don’t forget food and water bowls, prescriptions and your veterinarian’s contact information.

Buy Your RV at Leisure Time

In search of a new or used RV for you and your pet to enjoy? Come see us at Leisure Time RV — your local Oklahoma RV dealer — to browse our huge selection new and used RVs right here in Oklahoma City. We’re your one stop shop for RV service, parts and accessories too, so stop in and see us today.

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