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October 26, 2020 2 min to read

Factors to consider when traveling with your dog

Category : Lifestyle, Travel

Leaving your dog behind when going for a vacation may seem quite unfair to the extent of shortening your trip just to go back and check on its well-being. No wonder most people like including their pets when vacationing.

Sometimes, traveling with your dog may not be the most desirable option but the only option. For instance, if you are going to be away for a long time, kenneling it would be out of the question.

If you are not ready to place it in a temporary home or give it away, then you have to travel together.

If you are planning to travel with your dog, you have done the right thing. Your dog will love to tour the world and relax as well. To ensure you and your dog enjoy a fulfilling vacation experience.

This article contains information to help you make the right decisions and the things you should put into consideration before you hit the road.

Tips for safe travels with your dog

Ready to travel with your dog? If you plan carefully, your dog can make the whole vacation experience memorable and more fun but you need to plan carefully. The best way to avoid disappointment is to plan everything way ahead of time.

Here are amazing tips from veterans who have travelled with their dogs before to help you plan for your trip without unnecessary hiccups.

Visit the veterinarian

It goes without saying, you need to take your dog to the vet to a full check-up if you are planning to set out on any long trip. It’s important to ensure that your dog is physically fit to survive the journey.

You will also need a health certificate to show that your dog is free from disease and documentation stating that your dog is up to date with all its shots.

Even if you won’t be asked about them, having the necessary documents will give you peace of mind to concentrate on other plans.

Inquire about veterinarians of the place you plan to visit

The fact that your dog is in good condition when leaving home doesn’t mean you forget about taking precaution measures. Just like humans, even dogs can develop complications during the trip.

Remember you will be staying in hotel rooms which are not necessarily pet friendly as your home. There are things that may not go well with your dog.

Therefore, make sure you gather names of veterinarians of the places you intend to visit. You never know when your dog will need their services. Being prepared for any eventuality is…
 
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