Are you contemplating on traveling with your furry pal this summer? Irrespective of whether you are taking him on a trip for the very first time or you have done it several times take the tips given in this write-up seriously for pet-friendly summer vacation. There are different fun ideas that can be integrated to make the summer holiday memorable for you and your tyke. But we are not going to discuss about the fun ideas or setting up dog-friendly summer camps. Rather, this blog is about the tips that you need to follow while planning for a summer trip with your furry pal to make the summer travel memorable for your doggy. So without wasting any more time, let us look at some of the tips that will make your dog’s summer memorable:
Visit Your Veterinarian A Month Prior To Travel
A quick health checkup is a must for your pet before you embark on your summer trip so that you have all the apprehensions and doubts at rest. Also ensure that he is fully vaccinated by inquiring from your veterinarian about the shots required by your pet and also the vaccinations that are mandatory in different countries.
Be Aware About The Things To Do During Emergencies
It is often said that prevention is better than cure and in case of emergency it is the best thing to do. Hence, always have the resources at your disposal so that you can locate an emergency veterinarian at any given time. Having an emergency contact number helps you to stay relaxed and relieved even during emergencies.
While traveling with your furry pal it is important to ensure that he has an accurate ID tag along with your name, updated phone number (that you are going to use during travel) and email address. This is necessary in case he gets lost. Remember, authorities in various countries may not have access to the information on the microchip implanted in your pet. So having the correct ID tag is the best way to ensure that your pet safely reaches home.
Have All the Safety Parameters In Check While Traveling
Ensure that your doggy is comfortable, safe and properly restrained if you are traveling in a vehicle for a very long time. With proper restraint your pet would be protected from any injury and be safe all the way through the journey.
Plan For Scheduled Breaks At Regular Intakes
This is absolutely must for long distance travel as dogs need to stretch out, move and go for bathroom on a periodic basis.
Take Pack Food Along With You On the Journey
This is a no brainer as you might not get the brand that your doggy eats after reaching the destination. Also, there are certain pets who have sensitive stomachs requiring special dietary requirements so take that into consideration.
Ensure That You Have Adequate Quantity of Water Available All The Time For Your Tyke
While traveling it is important to have fresh water available all the time so that your doggy does not feel dehydrated. Also note the water intake of your pet.
Carry Pet Treatments During Travel
If your doggy is on a treatment or has any medical issue, please carry necessary treatments and give him on schedule for his healthy well-being.
It is always great to have your doggy beside you during travels. So, don’t miss this opportunity of seeing the world with him and turn this entire journey into a memorable experience.