Things to Consider Before Taking Your Pet on Vacation
So you wanna take your pup on vacation! Before all the excitement takes over your pre-frontal cortex, here are a few things not to overlook.
So you wanna take your pup on vacation! Before visions of you and your fur baby take over your pre-frontal cortex, here are a few things not to overlook. Trips with Pets has great tips for traveling with your pets. We compiled some of their suggestions with others from the web. Consider your destination. When choosing where to go, the first thing to consider is your pet’s natural temperament and preferences. If he loves the water, the beach may be a good choice. If your dog would prefer the sofa, consider something more relaxing. Choose an accommodation that fits. Whether it’s a hotel, a resort, or an Airbnb be sure to check pet policies. Find out what type of pets, what size and how many are allowed and whether pets are allowed to be left alone in the room. Also find out about any fees so you’re not caught off guard. Ask about any perks like on-site pet sitters or pet menus. What to pack. Have a towel to dry wet fur and paws. Have extra water handy. Take one of those collapsible bowls for your dog to drink from. Pack any meds they take, special foods, flea/tick sprays, and sunscreens. (Dogs can get sunburns too, consult your vet.) Getting there. Keep your pet cool. Be sure the AC is getting to the back seat. Dogs with thicker fur may require colder temps. Never leave pets alone in a hot car. Pack snacks or plan to stop only at places that allow you to bring your furry kid with you. Pet-friendly hotel chains as well as pet stores and big box stores. Places like Petco, Petsmart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. are known to be pet friendly.