If you’re like me, your dog is part of the family and you want to take him with you when you go on vacation. After all, you just wouldn’t feel right locking your pet up in doggie daycare while the rest of your family go live it up. Taking your dog with you doesn’t have to be a problem. Just start early preparing for bringing your pup along on your trip. We’ve assembled some tips and advice so you can be sure you haven’t forgotten anything. Your dog would most definitely choose to go with you, so take him! Here’s the top 20 dog safety travel tips.
1. Contact Your Vet
Especially when it’s been awhile since your dog has had a checkup, take your dog to see the vet. This will not only ensure that he is up to date on his shots, but that also he’s in healthy shape. In addition, you can ask the vet about other vaccinations that may be required for your dog because of where you’re headed. You want to be careful of your dog encountering different threats, such as Lyme disease, while you’re away from home. If you’re dog has problems handling trips, you could ask your vet for some doggie medicine which will help make riding in a vehicle a lot more tolerable. Unless the vet advises against taking your pet on a trip, your dog would rather endure a few hours in the car or on a plane in order to stay with his family.