Are you and your family taking a trip this year? What about with your best furry friend? Traveling with your dog is such a fun way to spend time together, but it can also be a little daunting trying to figure out what to bring. Here are a few essentials we recommend!
Seems like an obvious thing to bring, but it's important to bring the food that they regularly eat. This is one of the easiest ways to keep them healthy and keep their stomach's happy. Don't forget their food bowl too!
Be prepared for an emergency, especially if you aren't able to get to an vet right away.
You can bring an on-the-go water bowl, or just pack up their regular water bowl. You want to make sure they have access to fresh water so you may need to stop regularly to give your dog some water.
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Collar, leash & tags
There are so many new smells and places to explore in a new place, so it's probably best to keep your dog on leash to avoid any problems. It’s also important to make sure your dog has their tags on with your name and phone number in case of emergency.
Your dog's like to smell something familiar, so bringing their bed will help give your dog feel more at home and give them the structure they need so they don’t make a home out of your friend’s furniture or on your crisp new hotel sheets (unless you want them up there, of course).
Toys and treats
Reward your dog for good behavior with some treats when they comewhen you call for them, or it might just to encourage them to relax in the car with something delicious. Don’t forget the toys, either – it’s easy for your dog to get bored. You can also bring along their favorite chew for these occasions, which can help work out some nerves or energy when they’re in a new place.