Sunday, July 11, 2021

RVing with a Dog

Our dog, Abby, is 14 years old.  In the two years we have been RVing, she has adapted well.  This post is about her and caring for her while on the road.

Abby is a springer spaniel and even for a senior dog she is still very energetic.  We walk her twice a day and manage her weight.  Every summer while at our summer home base (my mother-in-law's driveway), Abby get’s her annual checkup and all caught-up on her shots.  We also get her prescription refilled for heartworm, flea and tick prevention.

Every six weeks we groom her and have her nails trimmed.  In the two years RV living, we have not found it an issue finding a groomer for her nails.  PetSmarts are almost everywhere and a lot of vets will do walk-in nail clipping.

We have a monitoring system to keep watch of her while we are out shopping or sightseeing.  We contain her in the main living area to prevent her from jumping on the bed which I feel is too high for her.  Turn the TV on to block out the outside noise and close the blinds, to prevent her from barking at our neighbors. We have two baby monitor cameras that we have hooked up to the WIFI that we can access while we are out to monitor her.  We also have a temperature monitor system that is also hooked up to the WIFI that we can check while out. It will also alert us on our phones if the temp gets too high or too low.

This past two years, we had to take Abby to an emergency vet twice this year.  Early this year, she gave us a scare.  We had to keep her overnight at the West Palm Beach Emergency Vet, because she had old dog vertigo.  After the stay and medication, in just a few days, she recovered.  Then in June, we had to take her to the vet because she had a UTI.  Again after a few days and medication, she was healed.

She is a good travel companion and she loves spending all her time with us.  We love spending all our time with her and look forward to traveling with her for many years to come.

Thank you and God bless.