Take your pet on your motorhome holiday

Motorhome holidays are very popular with dog owners because they provide them with the opportunity to take their four-legged friends along on the trip. Dogs can share in many of the activities you’ll be doing on your motorhome holiday, accompanying you as you stop to see the sights and enjoy walks in new landscapes. You can make the trip as rewarding for them as it is for you and both enjoy the adventure.

There are various campsites across the UK that allow motorhomes and pets. If you are planning a trip you should do some research in advance to make sure the sites you are looking at meet your needs. The last thing you want is to arrive at a site only to find you have to keep driving because pets aren’t allowed.

April 1 imageBefore you leave you’ll also need to plan on how you will make sure your dog is comfortable for the trip. It is important to remember that dogs can get anxious and sick in vehicles, just like people. There are a number of things you can do to keep your dog comfortable, healthy and happy when you are travelling. Try putting their bed from home in the vehicle so they have somewhere cosy and familiar to sit and sleep. Chew toys, throwing sticks, balls and other toys will help your dog to stay entertained throughout the trip, and remember to bring plenty of food for them too.

A plentiful water supply is essential for dogs on motorhome trips, especially if it is going to be warm in the vehicle. Anti-spill water bowls are useful and will help to keep your vehicle clean and today. Keep them topped up during the whole journey so your dog can get a drink whenever they need to. It is also wise to stop at least once every two hours so that all passengers can stretch their legs, whether they have two or four.

Some dogs will like to look out of the window while you are travelling. This can have a calming effect and help them to settle. Other dogs are the opposite and get overly excited by seeing different sights as they travel. It all depends on your dog’s individual personality and temperament.

At Motorhome Hire you can find the perfect vehicle for your trip. We work with providers around the world, including a huge number based right here in the UK. With us you can enter details of your trip and find a list of vehicles to choose from. On the specifications you can find whether pets are allowed under other vehicle features.