Taking your dog or cat along on vacation can be more fun for everyone. By planning carefully, you can keep everyone including your pets safe and happy. We pulled together some ‘trip tips’ for your consideration to make traveling with your pet enjoyable.
Pet Health and Safety
Health Checks. Bring your dog or cat to the veterinarian for a checkup before going on an extended trip and make sure all their vaccinations are up to date. Ask your veterinarian if your pet is in proper mental and physical shape to travel and remember that not all pets will enjoy going on a trip.
To keep your dog healthy as you travel, bring along a supply of his regular food. Do not forget the bottled water and be sure to bring any medications he needs. Collapsible bowls for food and water work great, are very convenient, and save space.
Traveling by Car
If they have never traveled in a car get your pet used to this new endeavor by letting them sit with you in the car without leaving the driveway, and then going for short rides. Here are some travel tips when travelling with your pet:
A Pet Crate is an excellent way to keep your pet safe in your vehicle and can also keep your pet from getting into trouble in a hotel or at your host’s home. Consider some of these features when purchasing:
Camping and Hiking
Going camping is a popular family activity, and an increasing number of pet owners are including their pets. For those who plan to take your dog or cat along for an outdoor adventure this summer or fall, here are some helpful camping safety tips.
Enjoy the Journey with Your Pet
Hopefully, we have given you some ideas and thoughts about vacationing with your dog or cat. Depending on your destination and vacation activities do additional research and planning and have a wonderful time together with your family, friends and of course your pet.
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