Taking your faithful dog as a companion on a journey with you can be very enjoyable as you both see and do things you haven’t done before. Many dogs exist that are happy to be such a companion for your expeditions. And lots of hotels nowadays are happy to accept dogs provided they have good behavior. Obviously, when you decide to take a journey along with your trusty dog, some key things should be thought about to create a more pleasurable and easy trip for you and your dog.
Check that Your Dog’s vaccinations are in Date
Has your dog had all the required vaccinations? This is the first thing you should consider. by going to the vet and checking all his injections are in date. Many places will ask for proof of the date of your dog’s injections. It is especially vital that you make certain your dog has had his rabies vaccination since this is necessary all throughout the USA.
Attach a Collar with ID Tags On Your Dog
In anticipation of your dog getting himself lost, you should give him forms of identification on his collar. This is important regardless of whether he has a microchip or not inside himself. The reason is that if you lose your dog, people who may find him will not know whether he has a microchip in him since they cannot see it. A dog collar is plainly visible. On the collar you should put your name as well as some means for the person who finds your pet to contact you.
Always Carry Water
While on your journey, don’t forget to carry some bottled water or water from home with you. As your dog accompanies you on your outings, he can often drink water that doesn’t agree with his system and leave him with a poorly stomach, which could later lead to diarrhea. Bringing your own water on the journey will ensure your dog will be in as good a shape, health-wise, as he can be.
Bring Dog Food From Home with You
Again, to avoid giving your dog any unnecessary stomach issues, bring with you his regular food to eat when he’s hungry. Dog food may be hard to find in the places of your travels, so this is a good idea regardless of the consideration of your dogs stomach.
Keep Your Dog in a Crate While Traveling
Always remember to position your dog in a crate while driving. This may seem a little unfair on the dog, but it’s for his safety. If you had to stop suddenly and your pet was riding without a crate or anything to protect him, he would fly out of the windshield. Make sure that you buy a crate which is the correct size for your pet too. It must not be overly big or small otherwise your dog will be flying about in it.