TRAVELING WITH AN ANIMAL IN A CAMPERVAN
With a little organisation, you can easily travel with an animal in a campervan. No longer leave your dog or cat at home during your vacation. Let him travel with you ! Here are some tips to help you prepare your road trip in a campervan with your pet.
HAVE A EUROPEAN PASSPORT FOR YOUR ANIMAL IF YOU TRAVEL ABROAD
The first thing, before planning a trip with animals abroad, is to go to the veterinarian to ask him for a European Passport. In fact, it is essential for animals who travel to other countries. This certificate of good health can be requested in the event of an inspection in a European country. To make sure your pet can cross borders easily, don't hesitate to tell your veterinarian which countries you want to visit. Indeed, for certain destinations, anti-rabies titrations can be requested. Do you have the papers already ? It's time to pack the bags !
GATHER ALL THE MATERIALS NEEDED FOR YOUR ANIMAL
Whether you are traveling with a dog or a cat, the logistics remain the same ! Before leaving, make sure you have, at minimum, these few essential elements in your van : a non-slip bowl, kibbles, water, a leash, not to mention a first aid kit to anticipate all kinds of inconveniences.
What to take in a pharmacy kit for your pet?
- An anti-flea and tick.
- Betadine and antiseptic solutions.
- A cleansing lotion for the ears.
- Tick pliers.
Do not hesitate to take with you the favorite toys of your adorable little animals. Nothing better to make your dog or cat feel in its element ! Even if animals have a great capacity for adaptation, they should be able to feel even better when in contact with familiar elements. The same is true for caged animals. By leaving them in their usual cage, they should be able to easily adapt to their new environment.
ORGANISE THE VAN FOR YOUR ANIMAL
As soon as you have collected your vehicle from a VAN-IT campervan rental agency, create a small space for your pet. Consider placing an easily accessible basket or litter box for your cat. For storage, the storage spaces under the benches are often very practical. Also make sure to position these elements so that they move as little as possible during your campervan trip. In addition, your animals being likely to spend long moments inside the van, it is advisable to protect them from the sun and heat. Provide protection for the windshield and favor parking in the shade during your stops.
Obviously, never ever leave your animal inside your campervan on a hot / sunny day.
MULTIPLY STOPS IN CAMPERVAN
If you are traveling with a dog, you will have no choice : do not drive too long at once and make regular stops ! As soon as you can, do not hesitate to take him out of the vehicle so that they can go and stretch their legs, safely, with a leash or harness. Take the opportunity to fully enjoy these moments, with your animal, discovering new places, landscapes, etc... These small stops, over the course of a road trip in a campervan, will delight both the animal and its owner ! As you can see, going on vacation in a campervan with an animal (dog, cat or other) is not an impossible task. And this for short as well as long holidays. So do not hesitate to rent a campervan with peace of mind !