Your Doggo Loves Going Everywhere With You? Make Traveling Easy!

Having a dog means spending a lot of time with them. In most cases, much like many dog owners, when traveling, you will want to take your furry companion with you. But traveling with a dog can be difficult – between finding pet-friendly hotels and dealing with all of the necessary gear, it can be a hassle. 

That’s why we’ve put together this guide to making traveling with your dog easy! In this post, we’ll discuss everything from how to choose the right carrier to what food and toys to bring along on your trip. We’ll also provide tips for keeping your dog safe and comfortable while you’re on the road. So read on for all the information you need to make traveling with your pup a breeze!

Vet Traveling with her dogs Mona & Hiyo | Dr. Ruth Roberts America's most loved pet health coach

Traveling with your dog: How to make it easier for both of you

Our dogs are a part of our family, so it only makes sense that we want to take them with us when we travel. But dogs can be a lot of work – from packing all of their gear to making sure they’re comfortable in new surroundings, there’s a lot to think about. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to traveling with your dog, so you can be able to handle the process much easier before you go on that trip. Now, to make traveling easier for both of you, there are things like dog crate options available, as well as things like what food to bring along, what toys are best, and how to keep your dog safe and comfortable while you’re on the road. So, needless to say, with a little bit of preparation, you can make traveling with your dog much easier for both of you. Luckily, we are here to prepare you properly!

Get a good carrier that is comfortable for the dog and easy to carry.

Dog carrier for travelling | Dr. Ruth Roberts Travelling with her dog Hi-yo | Travelling with pet tips

The carrier is going to be your dog’s home away from home while you’re traveling, so it’s important to choose one that is comfortable and spacious enough for them to move around in. It should also be easy for you to carry, as you’ll likely be carrying it through airports and other crowded areas. If you’re not sure what type of carrier to get, consult with your veterinarian – they should be able to recommend a few good options based on your dog’s size and needs.

Bring along plenty of food and water, as well as a bowl for each.

When you’re packing for your trip, make sure to include enough food and water for your dog. It’s also a good idea to bring along a bowl for each, so you don’t have to worry about finding somewhere to stop and let them eat or drink. If you’re traveling by car, you can just pack their food in the carrier with them. But if you’re flying, you’ll need to pack their food in a separate bag and bring it through security.

Pack a few toys to keep your pup entertained.

Dogs can get bored just like we do, so it’s important to bring along a few toys to keep them entertained while you’re traveling. If you’re going to be in the car for long periods of time, pack some chew toys or Kongs filled with treats to keep them occupied. And if you’re staying in a pet-friendly hotel, bring along a few of their favorite toys so they can play in the room.

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Make sure you have all of your pet's necessary medications and documents handy.

If your dog takes any regular medications, make sure you have them with you when you travel. It’s also a good idea to keep copies of their vaccination records handy, as some hotels and airlines require these before they’ll allow pets. Moreover, you should prepare for any potential issues that might occur on the way. And if you’re traveling internationally, you’ll need to get a health certificate from your veterinarian before taking your dog out of the country.

Plan out stops ahead of time so your dog can relieve himself/herself regularly.

If you’re going to be driving for long periods of time, it’s important to plan out stops ahead of time so your dog can relieve himself/herself. This will help keep them comfortable and prevent accidents in the car. You can also bring along a portable potty or mat if you’re going to be in an area where there isn’t a lot of grass for them to go on.

If flying, check with the airline beforehand about what rules and regulations apply to bringing a pet on the plane.

Each airline has different rules and regulations about bringing pets on planes, so it’s important to check with the airline beforehand. Some airlines don’t allow pets at all, while others have restrictions on what types of pets are allowed and where they can be placed during the flight. And most airlines require that you have a health certificate from your veterinarian before flying with a pet.

So, as you can see, there is a lot to consider before traveling with your dog. But if you do your research and prepare ahead of time, it can be a fun and rewarding experience for both of you! Just make sure to pack everything you need and enjoy the journey!

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