RVing with pets

Traveling with pets can be quite a challenge. You have a lot of things to consider.  A collar and name tag are the best but not all pets will keep a collar on. A lost pet can turn fun into a nightmare.  We traveled across the states with 3 cats, none of them wore a collar. We had a lightweight fence to erect around the trailer for them.  For short stops we used leashes. Most cats are difficult to walk with a harness and leash.

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It can be high anxiety for a lot of pets. Feliway is an excellent product to use for cats. Adaptil for dogs. They’ll need extra reassurance usually when you’re least able to give it. Trying to keep routines will help and also be aware that stress can cause indigestion and constipation. Keep the poop bags handy!

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Wildlife can be a hazard, not only big animals like bears and cougars. A snake or scorpion can easily cause harm to your pet. Bats are carriers of a lot of diseases (like rabies) and sometimes a pet can be tempted to catch one. Also be aware other campers may have pets too and they may not get along with your pet!

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Emergencies can happen when you least expect it. Keep your pet records handy.  A LOST pet can cause a lot of worry. It took us 3 days to find our one cat that always thought he was smart getting out of the fenced area. Most camp areas have bulletin boards and some have managers and they can be a life saver!

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If you travel with exotic pets check state laws it may be illegal to have one in that state.  A happy healthy pet makes for a happy camper! Enjoy and happy traveling!