Planning a holiday and want to take your furry friend along? 

Many people think that traveling with dogs is extremely difficult! Many people believe they’ll have to shell out a large amount of money to pay the dog-sitting expenses if they leave their pets at home while they vacation.

Well! The good news is that you can take your pet with you on vacation with a little planning!

With a little additional study and planning, you can bring your furry companions along on most vacation trips – and it’s not as tough as you may imagine. In this post, we’ll go over a few tips to keep in mind when traveling with your pet.

Tip #1: Do Not Assume 

Always inquire if you’re unsure about a place’s pet policy. Never presume that dogs are or are not permitted. It’s a good idea to search for a “No Pets Allowed” or “Pet Friendly” sign, but whether a location has one or not, it’s always a good idea to double-check. You may save a lot more time, stress, and aggravation by sending an email or making a phone call.

Tip #2: Always Carry Multiple Copies of Pet-related document

You’ll need your dog’s health records if you want to cross borders or travel overseas. These are required to demonstrate that your dog is healthy and vaccinated. Officials will request to view them, and depending on who you deal with, they will either keep the originals or create a duplicate. 

Tip #3: Safe and Secure Crate

If you want to travel by car with your pet, you must keep your pet safe and secure in a crate. Make sure that the crate is roomy enough for your pet to stand, sit, lie down, and turn around in the crate. In the case of a sudden halt, secure your pet’s crate so it does not slip or move. If you opt not to use a crate, don’t let your pet travel with his head out the window, and always keep him in the rear seat in a collar linked to a seat buckle.

Tip #4: Pack a Pet-friendly travel kit

A pet-friendly travel package should include food, a bowl, a leash, a waste scoop, plastic bags, grooming tools, medication and first-aid, and any travel papers. Pack a favorite toy or cushion for your pet to help him or her feel at ease. Bring lots of water with you and avoid feeding your pet in a moving car. Start your pet’s travel-feeding routine with a small meal three to four hours before departure, and always use bottled water. Drinking water from a location he or she is unfamiliar with may cause gastrointestinal pain.

Remember this is supposed to be a fun and relaxing trip for you and your pet. Do not let the stress of pet packing affect your vacation. If you have further questions about pet-friendly tips, please contact Texas Wellness Neuter clinic and a vet will answer all your questions.