6 Necessities for Traveling with Your Dog
- 28 October 2017
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If you’re traveling with your dog, here are six things you’ll definitely want to add to your packing list:
1. Vaccination Records
Make a copy of your dog’s vaccination records and bring them with you. In the event any medical issues come up while you’re away from home, you’ll be able to show the records to a vet. Plenty of boarding facilities and other places will want to see these records, so having them available throughout your trip will prevent you from encountering any paperwork problems.
2. Leash and Collar
Although it may sound obvious, a leash and collar can be easy to forget when you’re in the middle of packing. If your dog’s current leash or collar look worn out, this is the perfect opportunity to replace them. You’ll also want to take care of updating your dog’s ID tag if any of the information is out of date. And when you pack these items, remember to pack some poop bags as well.
3. Blanket and/or Seat Covers
If you’re flying, taking a blanket is a great way to give your dog a comfortable spot at any time it’s needed. And if you’re driving, using seat covers will keep your dog comfy, as well as protect your vehicle’s interior.
Regardless of whether you’re flying or driving, having a crate that’s the right size for your dog will be useful. If you don’t currently have a crate that’s the right size or style for traveling, you may want to look into soft bag options. These traveling accessories are easy to carry and generally have pockets for storing some of your dog’s essentials. In addition to a travel crate, you may also want to bring your dog’s bed along.
5. Treats and Toys
Your dog is going to experience a lot of new things during your trip. Bringing treats will keep your pooch stay happy and feeling good about new situations. Be sure to check out the quality dog treats we have available. You can also help keep your dog occupied by bringing along a few of its favorite toys.
6. Water and Dog Food
Depending on the type of trip you’re taking, the amount of water you bring may vary from one water bottle to multiple jugs. And for the dog food, be sure to measure out all the portions your dog will need, along with a few extra servings just in case your trip ends up being a little longer than expected.