Taking Your Dog on Vacation
Taking your dog on vacation with you can be a great adventure. Here are a few simple tips to keep in mind before you make a final decision. Note that if you travel by car, you will need to make several stops so that your dog can stretch his legs and relieve himself. If you have a puppy, you will need to make more stops thank with an adult dog. Bring plenty of water and keep your dog hydrated.
Look for hotels that allow pets, and if you travel abroad, check the requirements in the embassy to enter the country with your dog.
Before leaving, make sure your dog is up to date on all shots and he has been bathed and groomed. Make sure he is microchipped and has his identification tags on while traveling.
Items to include in your dog’s luggage:
- Brush, comb and flea spray to maintain hygiene.
- Collar, leash and muzzle, the latter may be required in some establishments or premises.
- Carry water during the trip and pack plenty of his food in case you are unable to find his specific food where you travel to.
- If your dog takes medication, it is important that you take it.
- Documents and certificates, indicating that the dog is free from diseases and all immunizations.
- Always carry, extra plastic bags with you to pick up his excrement.
- Prepare a list of addresses where the nearest veterinary clinics are, as well as the phone numbers, in case of an emergency.