More and more people are taking their dogs along on family vacations.
It is easier now because of the many
great travel products, pet friendly places, and accommodations. Here are some
tips for comfortable, safe, and fun family
- About a month
before departure, you will want to take your dog to the
veterinarian for a check up and to obtain a health certificate and copy
of current rabies vaccination, both of which you will need for the trip.
Bullet and Chief on the way to the vet
Adar is mapping out a plan for the family trip
- If you are traveling by car,
map out a plan that includes rest stops, parks, fire hydrants,
restaurants (with outdoor seating), and pet friendly accommodations. You
will need to make hotel reservations ahead of time.
- Pack smart. Remember to
bring: Carrier, bedding, food, treats, bowls, first aid kit, collar with
ID tag, leash, grooming supplies, health records, cooler, medications,
tooth brush, dog's photo, insect repellent, suns screen, water, toys, and pick-up bags
Missie Keefe packs smart and travels with style
- Pets can experience motion
sickness just like humans.The
Humane Society of the United States offers these tips: Take along
ice cubes, which are easier on your pet than large amounts of water;
Keep feeding to a minimum by providing a light meal two to three hours
before you leave (if traveling by car), or four to six hour before
departure if traveling by air; Allow small amounts of water periodically
in the hours before the trip.
Adorable Biewer pups Kodo Milo, Finn, Mischa Rose, and Suki Rose prefer to travel by air
- Secure your pooch in a crate,
carrier, or harness that attaches to a seat belt. In addition, avoid
letting your dog hang his/her head outside of the car window, as it may
result in serious eye and ear injuries.
Fasten your seat belt Rita
Kirby enjoys boating on the St. Croix
- Travel in style. Your dog
will be the talk of town and country when traveling with America's
Top Dog Model's signature luggage
tag and grooming
Arf! (Bon voyage)