Class C motor home owners have been hitting the road with their family pets for years and years. Traveling with your four legged friends in your Class C RV is one of the reasons RVing is such an attractive way to explore the countryside. It saves money on boarding and pet sitting, and including pets in your Class C RV travel fosters a bonding experience that pet owners enjoy.
No one enjoys unfortunate minor (and major) accidents that may occur with a pet, so read the following tips on traveling safely in your Class C unit so that you and your pets enjoy the RV experience. There are some basic tips for you to follow in your Class C RV that are free, while there are other suggestions that could be expensive, but are considered worth it.
Does your pet get car sick when traveling in your Class C motor home unit?
If so, then make sure he/she is acclimated to RV motor home travel before leaving town. Pets get sick for a number of reasons, such as anxiety, motion sickness, or a regular illness. Know your pet, and take it to the vet before you get on the road to see if the doctor will prescribe a mild valium or medicine to help the nerves of your pet.
Have you heard of a pet seatbelt?
There are harnesses and seatbelts tailored especially for animals. They are available to help restrain the pet from any sudden movements the driver may have to make or accidentally make when traveling in the motor coach. Some brands of harnesses are pricier than others, and some can be installed by the owner, him/herself. Do research to see which type of restraint system suits you and your traveling pets needs. Just remember, pets that are not belted in are an accident risk for the driver, too.
Is your pet marked with identification?
It is extremely important that you have each of your pets properly marked with current identification in case of emergency. Micro chips are common and not too expensive, so check with your vet to see if they are able to administer one to your pet(s). You should also put a collar on each pet that has your name and contact information, the name and number of your vet, and the name of the animal.
Treat your animals with extra care and attention, as you would a small child. Think and prepare for traveling in an RV with your pet ahead of time to prevent any unnecessary mishaps.