Jordan Walker loves dogs and has several at home. Having firsthand experience with animals gained him expertise and has led him to write for Coops And Cages and in other blogs,regularly interacting with readers and bloggers like me. In this article, Jordan discusses some of the things that should be considered when travelling with a pet dog.
Road trip plans for the family? By now, every member must be busy packing their own suitcases and are excited to take selfies and snapshots of the cool destinations included in your tour package. But aren’t you forgetting something? You are planning to bring your dog but is it ready for the adventure as it should be? This spring vacation, make your trip a memorable and exciting one for you canine friend with these friendly tips.
Organizing Travel Arrangements
If you are thinking of taking along your dog with you, planning way ahead of time will allow you to make proper arrangements. Where do you plan to have your vacation? What activities will you be doing there? How do you plan to get there? Where will you be sleeping? These are just some of the questions that you need to consider while taking into consideration the well-being of your pet. For example, some public transports will not allow you to bring pets along. Those that do permit it usually charge remarkably high costs. Never ever make the mistake of packing your stuff and then hitting the road without booking a proper hotel. For this, you may need to find a pet friendly accommodation where your dog could have its own special bed and dine a la carte.
Keeping the Extra Energy in Check
Now that everyone in the house is bustling about with just a few hours away from leaving the house, your furry friend could probably sense all the excitement and its energy is just as elevated as everybody else. A very excited and happy dog could turn problematic on a trip and end up being agitated during the journey. To prevent this, some dog owners give their dogs sedative medicines but these should only be used as a last resort. Exercising your dog a few minutes before you leave should make it calmer during the trip.
Extra Safety Tips in the Car or Plane
Dogs sticking out their heads in the car window could easily elicit an ooh or an aah from other pet lovers on the road. While sightseeing out the window may be a welcome activity for your dog, take note that doing this comes with risks. Dirt may come into contact with your dog’s eyes and this will make it distressed, or worse, hit its head with something that could injure it. Since it would be sunny outside this spring, never leave your pooch inside the car on its own. Without the help of sweat glands like humans do, your dog could suffer from heat stroke.If you are travelling via plane, adhere to airline regulations on feeding and health checks since these will ensure that your dog is kept safe during the flight.
Other Dog Issues to Think Of
Losing your dog on a trip could be farfetched but take precautions just the same and invest in an identification tag or ask your vet about getting a permanent microchip ID. Since your pet will be seeing new sights and people, this could be overwhelming so stay attentive and always keep an eye on pet. Bring an emergency kit just in case your pet gets injured while on vacation. Invest in pet health insurance if you can afford it too.
One of the benefits of travelling with dog is that you can get to have more fun during the vacation since you won’t have to worry about how it’s doing if you left it back home with a sitter. Just observe the tips above and your dog should be fine with your spring travel tour.