A whopping 73% of TrailerChix readers travel or live in small spaces with one or more animals. So when it comes to living fabulously with pets, who better to ask for best tips and best practices than an authentic trailer chick!
The Small Space Guide to Living with Pets
- Dogs/puppies are vulnerable in an accident. Never let them ride in a moving trailer or allow them to sit in the front seat where they may be injured by a deployed airbag.
- Always provide fresh water.
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- Never leave them in a closed car. Remember, trailers, campers and motor homes get very hot while sitting in the sun.
- While traveling, try to keep your animal on a regular eating schedule.
- You may want to lay down some miles, but your dog needs to be walked for 10 to 15 minutes every two to three hours.
- Have your pet implanted with a microchip and make sure he/she wears a collar with your name, address and phone number. Also bring a picture of your pet to identify him/her in case he/she gets lost.
- You should always identify animal hospitals and 24-hour emergency clinics on your route in case of an emergency.
- Carve out some personal space for your pet indoors.
- Before moving into a new area, find out what the pet rules are and that it meets the needs of you and your pet.
- Always pick up after your pet.
Let us know how you roll with your pets!