How to travel better with your dog in 2021?
You are probably heading for a road trip. Or is it a plane?
Either way, if you are reading this, you must be looking forward to some tips before flying your dog to another place on a plane. Luckily, many tourist areas, planes, and hotels have become pet-friendly. They are more than happy to welcome your pup along with you.
However, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind. Here is a list of necessities that can improve your traveling experience with your pet dog and make things better for you!
Make a lot of copies of your pooch’s documents
You might already be making tonnes of copies of your documents: your passports, visas, tickets, booking, and all of that. But the same goes for your puppy. You need to make a lot of copies of your dog’s travel documents as well. You also must keep several copies with you just to make sure you are on the safe side.
It is harder to travel with a bag full of documents. Keeping your documents safe is a priority and a big responsibility, so having extra travel documents for your pet will never cause any harm.
A pet-carrier comes very handily
Pet–carriers are the biggest lifesaver. This is especially important when you are going on long trips that require you to be on foot most of the time.
For instance, when visiting another country, you would want to go out and explore. You would like to go to the beaches or maybe check out the hill station or the museum. This is when you will need a pet carrier the most. You can tie your pet around your bag and travel or move around easily, just like how we already do with little kids.
Not only would it keep your dog from becoming too carried away and move around a lot, but it will also prevent your canine friend from becoming exhausted too soon.
Make sure you know the plane policies
Several airplane companies have a clear stance on onboarding a puppy with you. However, it is still wise to know what the plane’s policies are before you get on board.
It will prevent you from extra trouble, and you also need to make sure that you are doing something against any of their policies. It would be best if you considered reading the policies beforehand to save your time and efforts.
Hence, having a clear statement on how the plane allows the traveling of a dog is crucial.
Carry all the essentials
This probably has to be the most important thing you can do for your pooch.
Your pup does not care and does not know anything about the documents or the plane policies. He does not know about dog-friendly areas. He is most interested in if you packed him enough food and water supply to nibble on whenever hungry.
Even though most pet dogs are trained to get meals at a certain time during the day, you still need to have something in your bag to feed them.
Other than this, do not forget to carry a leash to tame your dog, a first-aid kit, poop bags for obvious reasons, his vaccination record, and everything you deem necessary while traveling.
Don’t feed him to much before the trip
You know your pet more than anyone else. You know how their feeding schedule is and how well their tummies can take it.
Just be sure that your dog has not eaten a lot of dog food right before the trip, so you don’t have to go an additional mile on taking care of their poop or upset stomach during traveling. Having a dog with a bad stomach is nothing less than a nightmare.
Consult your vet before flying with your dog
There are various things that a vet will point out to you so you can travel safely and easily with your dog. Bear in mind that a vet may prescribe your dog some anxiolytics or antiemetics imperative to keep your dog relaxed during the trip.
Your vet may even brief you about some necessary precautions you may have to take when taking your dog out for traveling.
Put an ID on your poddle
Lastly, do not forget to put an ID on your dog. These are some important precautions you must take to make your traveling experience less dreadful and more enthralling.
Dogs tend to get excited and run around. Having an ID on them is always a good idea if they go too far out of your reach.
The list can go on and on. However, the most important things have been pointed out to you. Now you only need to execute and have the best time of your life with your pooch by your side enjoying as much as you!