Packing for holiday

A checklist of what Fido needs when he joins you

Taking your pets on holiday with you can be so much fun, but you need to plan ahead. With the necessary planning and preparations, you can have a smooth trip. Here is a checklist to help you pack for your dog.

Packing for holiday

December 09, 2019

What to pack

With so many things to take care of before the trip, it is easy to forget a few things. Make sure that you pack these items for your dog:

  • Collar and leash
  • Food and water bowls
  • Dog food
  • Dog bed and some extra blankets
  • Toys and chews
  • Paper towels
  • Poop bags and scoop
  • Water bottle
  • Treats

The day before

Confirm that you’ve packed everything on your list. Keep to your dog’s normal routine of walking and mealtimes.

  • Pack your dog’s vet card in a safe place, or in the first aid kit.
  • Stock up on your dog’s food and treats.
  • Pack your pet’s travel bag.
  • Ensure that you have your vet and the vet close to the holiday destination’s contact numbers in case of emergency.

Arriving at the destination

You’ve reached your destination and you’re so excited. Your dog can feel your excitement and will also be eager to get out of the car. Before you get out, put his leash on. Let him have a bathroom break, offer him some water and let him stretch his legs.

Check that the accommodation is safe and ready – close any doors or windows that your dog might be able to slip through. When you’re ready, you can let him off the lead. Once he has settled down, offer him something to eat and allow him to rest after the long journey, or go for a walk if he’s up to it.

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