The pandemic has reignited humanity’s love affair with its pet dogs. According to the American Medical Center, the pandemic has resulted in the United States having more new pets, especially pet dogs, and new pet owners. Pets have become such an important part of our lives that many people simply can’t live without their beloved dogs. So what happens when it’s vacation time? Well, here are some tools you can use to take your dog with you on vacation.
Check Your Destination’s Pet Friendliness
Before you travel you should check to see how pet friendly your destination is. Travel sites for dog lovers will help you pick the most dog-friendly hotels, campsites, beaches, ski resorts, and more.
Get a Travel Nanny
For dog owners who need help getting their dogs to their vacation destination, a flight nanny for dogs is just the solution you need. A travel nanny will collect your pet dog and travel with it on an airplane and deliver it to your travel destination.
Take Bottled Water
If you aren’t sure about the quality of water where you are traveling to, then you should take bottled water with you. You don’t want your pet dog to fall ill on your vacation.
Take a Crate With You
When you’re traveling with a dog, you need to take a car crate. It makes it really safe for your pet to travel. A car crate may not be great fun, but it will keep your dog secure. Ideally, you should place the car crate on your backseat, where you can locate it safely and ensure that your dog does not disturb you as you drive.
The car crate should be big enough to contain your dog, it should be small enough to prevent your dog from getting tossed from side to side.
Take a Collapsible Dog Bowl
Dogs get thirsty at unpredictable times and there’s little they can do about it. You should take a water bowl with you so that if your dog gets thirsty, then they can drink water from your water bowl. The last thing you want to do is to have to use your hands as a water bowl!
Bring Chewable Toys
Dogs love to chew on stuff and if you don’t give them something to chew on, they’ll find something to chew on! So take dental sticks, chewable toys and other treats, so your dog doesn’t turn into one big chewable toy.
Take Dog Food
Let’s not forget the obvious. Your dog actually needs to eat. It’s tempting to switch brands when you’re traveling, especially if your pet’s favorite brand is unavailable. So, before you leave, check to see if you will be able to get your pet’s favorite brand where you’re traveling to. If not, then make sure to take your pet’s favorite brand with you.
A Life Jacket
If you want to spend time in the water with your dog and it’s still too small to go into deep waters, you should take a life jacket or a buoyancy aid.