- Identification is a must. Microchip, tags, written (and current) phone numbers with a marker on the pet's collar.
- Portable water on hand at all times. (You never know when a tire will go flat)
- Extra food. (Changing a pet's food can cause stomach upset.)
- Your pet's favorite blanket or pillow will help comfort them.
- Keep an envelope with your pet's current, up-to-date vaccinations and health history. Keep a picture of your pet in the envelope. Take extra medications if your pet needs regular meds.
- Plan ahead. Find out the name and location of the emergency veterinarian in the area where you are vacationing.
- ALWAYS keep your pet on a leash or in a carrier while traveling. Use a seat belt restraint made for pets while traveling.
- Take poop bags or disposable litter pans.
- If you have a short haired, light colored dog, it will probably need sunscreen if outdoors a lot.
- Have fun and take lots of pictures!
Monday, July 1, 2013
Vacations With Pets
The United States has become more pet friendly over the years. In Europe, people take their pets everywhere. Here we are a little more uptight. But if you do travel with your pet here are some tips to keep in mind: