Traveling in an RV with your pet can be an exciting adventure, but it’s important to take certain steps to ensure your pet’s health and safety on the road. Here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to vet care while traveling:
1. Make sure your pet is up to date on all vaccinations. Many states require proof of rabies vaccination before you can enter with your pet. Check with your vet to make sure your pet is current on all vaccines.
2. Bring along copies of your pet’s medical records. You should have a copy of your pet’s medical records, including vaccinations, in case of an emergency.
3. Know your pet’s normal vital signs. Be aware of your pet’s normal heart rate, temperature, and respiratory rate. This way, you’ll be able to recognize when something is off and take action.
4. Pack a pet first-aid kit. Make sure you have a first aid kit stocked with items such as bandages, gauze, antiseptic ointment, and tweezers.
5. Research vets in the area. Before you set off, research local vets in the area you’re traveling to. That way, you’ll have the number handy if an emergency arises.
6. Have your pet microchipped. Microchipping your pet is the best way to ensure they’ll be identified if they become lost while you’re on the road.
7. Make sure your pet is spayed or neutered. This will help reduce your pet’s risk of certain diseases, as well as prevent unwanted litters.
By taking these precautions, you can ensure that your pet is safe and healthy while traveling.
Thanks! Dora, Ed, Mason & Missy