Traveling With Your Dog
Traveling With Your Dog - Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe
Most dogs like to go on adventures, which makes travel attractive for them.
This is their natural hunting instincts making them want to meet new people and explore new places.
However, it may pose as a problem since taking a dog along during your travels may be inconvenient.
Quite a few people are frightened of dogs and the mess that dogs make while you're traveling can be very troublesome.
It should also be noted that many lodgings and transportation services don't cater to pets such as dogs.
Having your pet watched over by a professional pet handler may be needed to take care of your dog during the trip.
You also have the option of having your pet stay with a managed kennel.
When checking around for a place for your dog to live while you're away, make sure it is comfortable and clean.
The dogs staying there should also look content and well-taken care of.
A few of these dog kennels allow for you to provide your dog's own sleeping blanket, toy and his favorite foods for while you're away.
Make sure, though, that your dog has had its immunization since it is a regular requirement for your dog's stay in such places.
If you really insist on your pet's company when traveling, here are a few tips:
Also, remember that some airlines prefer having your pet in the compartment for luggage.
If you really can't part with your beloved, get a reservation for an airline that allows pets to remain with you during the flight.
Sometimes, dogs can be too adventurous and may end up in trouble, or worse, getting you in trouble.
Have cool towels placed on your dog and get to the closest pet clinic as soon as possible.
- Some countries have specific rules about pet travel.
- Try to familiarize yourself with them and try to follow them to avoid legal troubles later.
- A certificate for rabies vaccination and a notarized local language certificate from the closest embassy or consulate are sometimes required, though get one just in case.
Better safe than sorry.
- In preparing for a long trip on the road, ready identification for your pet.
- A collar with the dog's name, your name and a handy contact number can save you from a lot of trouble.
- First-aid kits for your dog can be easily fixed up.
Remember that some emergencies are special to dogs. A flea or tick powder is a good addition to this.
- Have a ready supply of your pet's favorite doggy treats during the trip.
Make sure to bring more than enough to last the entire trip to be safe.
- Pack the essentials: clean water, dishes, favorite dog toys, leash, brush, plastic bags and towels, anything than can help your dog stay happy during the trip.
- A dog should be given the chance to answer the call of nature every two to three hours so it won't make any embarrassing messes.
Hopefully, these tips can help you have a better time with traveling with your dog. Bon voyage!
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