Getting Ready for a Road Trip – Part 1

Plan you trip with your dog in mind. What mode of transportation will you be taking on your trip and where will you be staying when you arrive?

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Plan you trip with your dog in mind

You are going to need to find out about air fair and travel crates,  if flying. If staying in a hotel, find out if they allow pets. You may want to checkout the location of the veterinarians in the area where you will be staying.

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Schedule a checkup

Get your dog checked out before leaving. You are going to want to make sure all the vaccinations are up-to-date. If they take medications, you want to pack enough for the whole trip. Have a copy of their health certifications.

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Multiple forms of ID

Get a new ID tag for your pooch with the correct information. Get your rabies tag and attach it to the collar.

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Securing your dog

Do you have the correct travel crate? Your travel crate should have the following:

  • Proper ventilation
  • Large enough for the dog to stand and turn around
  • Have good handles and grips
  • Have a leak-proof bottom
  • Be padded with comfortable mats

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Getting Fido ready for car travel

  • Sit in the car in the driveway with your dog
  • Feed them a few meals in the car
  • Drive your dog around town
  • Introduce longer trips and end at a park

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Question: What has been your best road trip with your dog? Please leave your comment below.

Author: Brenda Mueller

Website designer, blogger, instructional designer, business coach, marketer, graphic designer Married to my wonderful husband, Mark Mueller, homemaker, blogger, marketing strategist, musician, music teacher and ranch hand. I love of my two rescue dogs Porkchop and Applesauce and my two draft horses April and May.

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