With this day and age, more and more folks are traveling with their dog. It is a fun experience for dog and human alike, but without these basic items for your furry friend a fun trip can turn quickly into stress.
So while you’re packing make sure you have:
Food to last the duration of your trip. Switching foods while already on the road can cause diarrhea, so it’s best to avoid a shit-show and keep them on the same food.
Water bowls and a couple water jugs to rehydrate your furry friend. Depending on my destination, I will pack enough water for the duration of my trip if I’m in a remote area.
Leash, proper fitting collar with rabies tag, and a long line. Most places require you to keep your dog leashed at all times. So to allow for some more exploration I will attach a long line to my dog. Or if ecollar trained and has a solid recall, I will use the ecollar system instead of a long line dependent on location. Always check the area first for potential hazards before bringing your dog out to explore.
Poop bags! You know what they’re used for.
Copy of vaccinations. If there is ever an emergency and you need to board your dogs somewhere or take them to a vet. Brining a copy of their vaccinations will save you from jumping through the hoops to get them in a safe environment or the care they need.
Crate. I can’t preach it enough that crating your dog while driving or in a new location can save you a lot of heartache and money. Traveling can be stressful and accidents happen. Give them a safe place to relax and hangout while your attention is elsewhere.
Toy of some sort to play with and to deter boredom. For example I bring a ball to play fetch and a chew bone for downtime.
Just a couple of things I recommend to bring when traveling with your pup.
Does your dog’s vacation bag look the same?
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