WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU TOOK YOUR PET OUT FOR A PICNIC?
ARE YOU CANCELLING YOUR TRAVEL PLANS BECAUSE YOU HAVE A PET?
Many people assume that it's challenging — if not impossible — to travel with pets. So most believe that they'll need to fork over a truckload of cash to cover the dog-sitting costs of leaving their pups behind while they travel.
However, with research and a little extra planning, one can take their furry friends along with them on most travel adventures — and it's not as difficult as one might think.
Here are some tips for you :
Plan Bathroom Breaks-Before you leave home, teach your dog to relieve herself on multiple surfaces -not just grass!
Pack a travel kit for your pet- Include your pet's medical records, as well as proof of recent immunizations. Bring regular food, water, medications, and bowls for your pets. You should also include any cleaning supplies you'll need, such as waste bags and a scoop. Pack a few toys, including some new ones for novelty and a few old favourites, to keep your pet happy and occupied during the trip. Finally, remember to bring a pet first-aid kit.
Make copies of pet-related documents- Keep all of your pet's essential records on you at all times. If you're crossing state or international borders, you might need a health certificate in addition to proof of rabies vaccination.
Use dog-friendly apps- E.g., All trails, Bring Fido
Make sure to take a pet carrier.
Triple-check Airline pet policies.
Identify your pet-While your pet should be microchipped, make sure they are also wearing a collar with an ID tag that includes your home address and phone number. Get a temporary tag with the phone number of the destination where you'll be staying for longer trips and vacations in case your pet gets lost while you're gone. All collars should be flat and choke collars should never be used on your dog.
Keep the essentials-A bed, Collapsible bowls, Dog food and water, Toys, Medical records, and travel documents. Make sure your car is ready for your dog. Many car seats and floor covers are available to protect your vehicle while also providing comfort for your pet. If you frequently travel with your pet, you may want to consider purchasing some of these items.
Be respectful of the people you meet - No matter where you go with your pet, be honest and considerate with those around you. Some people love animals, while others can be terrified of even a tiny puppy.
Proper meals: Give your pet a light meal three to four hours before you leave. Always make a pit stop to feed your pet while driving. Providing them with a moving vehicle is not a good idea. This may assist in preventing pet car sickness.
Before going on a long trip, take several short trips with your dog to get them used to riding in the car. Gradually extend the length of these shorter trips to prepare for long-distance pet travel.
So confident enough to book a trip with your fluffy fur?