How to bring your pet with you on vacation. The things that you need to take with you

Why not bring your dog?

When you go on vacation, it can be hard to leave your dog at home. So why not bring them with you? Here are some things to consider when you’re trying to decide what you want to do with your pet while you’re gone!

Will my pet be safe?

When it comes to anything involving your dog, you always want to make sure they’ll be safe, especially when bringing them on a vacation. It is never a bad idea to talk with your vet about bringing your dog beforehand to ensure they’re healthy enough to come along. Pets are usually just fine going on an airplane, but it’s always better to make sure your vet is on board with the plan.

Calm them down

On a vacation, it’s possible that your dog will become too excited or nervous. Having ways to keep them calm will be extremely helpful. Knowing your dog will help you figure out the best ways to keep them calm.

You probably won’t want to use any strong medication, as that can have effects on your dog’s health. However, mild medications can be used carefully. You can also use other options that you know will work for your particular dog.

Make sure you have all your documents

If you are planning to bring your pet with you on a flight, you’ll need to have all the necessary documents. You won’t want to show up and find that you don’t have the things you need to bring your dog with you. Do some research beforehand, so you are well prepared with everything you may need.

Along with having the necessary documents for a flight, make sure your dog will have a place on the plane. Check with your airline ahead of time so you know exactly what they’ll be looking for. Otherwise, there may not be room for your dog on the plane.

How does your airport handle pets?

There are some airports that make it easy on your pet while others make it more difficult. There are also only certain airports that will allow someplace for your dog to use the bathroom. This is also something you’ll want to do your research on.

Find out which airports will be more comfortable for your pet. If it’s possible for you to go to an airport that will better support your dog, then choosing that one may be wise.

Bring anything you need

No one knows your dog better than you do. This means no one knows the things your dog will need on a trip better than you will. The important thing to remember is to come ready with all the things you could end up needing.

Some ideas of things to bring are toys, bones, or other things that will keep your dog busy. Other helpful things are anything that may comfort your dog. Lastly, you’ll want practical items, like things to clean up after your dog, should they have an accident.

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