Heed these 5 tasty feeding tips for your pet…
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to indulge in turkey, side dishes and desserts of all kinds. But while food is on the brain of RV travelers everywhere, it’s also a good time to go over some basic feeding tips for RVing pets.
1. Be Water Wise
Make sure your pet’s water needs are met with the help of bowls suitable for RVing animals. Many of these make water available to the pet but keep spills off the RV floor. You’ll also find portable water dispensers for hikes after you’ve hit camp.
2. Familiarity Breeds Content
When you hit the road, stick to your pet’s feeding schedule. It’s also recommended that a pet receives a light meal three or four hours before departure. This will help reduce a pet’s anxiety and make the travels much smoother.
3. Don’t Let Your Pet Exceed Its Normal Food Intake
The last thing you need is a motion-sick pet. It’s recommended that you keep feeding quantities under control during your RV trip. And, of course, keep food away from the pet while the RV is in motion. If needed, make stops to accommodate the pet’s feeding schedule.
4. Stop and Smell the Food
If you’re taking a long trip, pack the brand of food that your pet is familiar with. If that brand isn’t available on the road, stock up on supplies to last the duration of your trip.
5. Do the Dishes—and Bowls (tasty feeding tips not intended for raccoons)
Camping in the great outdoors means lots of critters eager to partake in your dog’s food supply. Ensure that your pet’s food is stored in sealed containers, and don’t leave unclean pet bowls outside—it’s like a welcome mat for hungry bugs and raccoons! Wash the pet bowls after every use.