Considering taking your doggo on your next holiday? We've got the perfect travel guide for you, filled with handy tips to make your journey smooth and stress-free for both you and your doggo. So, buckle up, bring your furry friend along, and let's dive into these pet-friendly travel tips.
- Scout Dog-Friendly Destinations
Embarking on a holiday with your doggo means finding places that roll out the red carpet for your furry friend. Take the time to find dog-friendly accommodations, eateries, and activities to ensure you both have a blast.
- Pre-Travel Vet Visit
Before any journey, a quick visit to the vet is a must. Ensure your dog is in top shape, updated with vaccinations, and ready to hit the road (or skies). Also, ask for any recommended travel sickness medications, especially if your dog isn't an experienced traveller.
- Essential Dog Travel Kit
Don't forget a comprehensive dog travel kit when prepping for your trip. Pack dog food, water, leash, waste bags, grooming supplies, a pet first-aid kit, and necessary medications. Check out our roll-up travel bowl as a handy space saver.
- Safeguard Your Pup in Transit
Safety first! When travelling by car, use a secure, well-ventilated crate or carrier. Ensure it's spacious enough for your dog to sit, stand, and lie down comfortably.
- Breaks are Essential
Remember, dogs need breaks just like us. Regular stops allow them to stretch their legs, hydrate, eat, and take care of business. This will ensure they're comfortable throughout the journey.
- Bring Along Comforting Items
Lower travel stress by packing your dog's favourite toys or a comforting blanket. Familiar items can help your dog relax and provide a sense of home. Consider including the Flannel Sleeping Blanket in your travel kit.
- Update Pet Identification
Update your dog's ID tag with your current contact information, ideally a mobile number. If you haven't already, consider getting your dog microchipped for added security during travel.
- Think About Pet Insurance
Investing in pet insurance can provide peace of mind, particularly for extended or international trips. It helps cover unexpected vet bills in case of illness or injury. Explore options at your local insurance providers.
- Be Ready for Emergencies
Prepare a list of emergency vet clinics at your destination and along your route. You won't be caught off guard if your dog falls ill or gets injured.
- Plan Dog-Inclusive Activities
Don't forget to plan for fun activities that include your pup. After all, the holiday is for them too!
Remember, travelling with your doggo requires a bit more preparation, but it is an opportunity to create lasting memories for all of you!