When you are packing for a family vacation, there is one thing that you simply can’t forget to pack. Sure, packing your clothes, toiletries and electronic devices are necessities, but taking your dog with you on your trip can bring a huge sense of joy, because after all, your dog is a part of your family too, right?
So along with the rest of your baggage, you must remember to pack Fido’s doggie bag as well. Of course, each dog is different in his or her own way, but there are a few essentials to pack for every dog.
Two things you can’t forget are a leash and collar. Whether your dog is a Miniature Poodle or a Great Dane, having a leash and collar are the two most essential pieces of luggage your pet will need. Wherever you travel, your dog will need to stay on a leash, especially since you never know how an animal is going to react to unfamiliar settings. Of course, your dog does not always need to stay on a leash, but best to wear its collar at all times for easy identification.
If you are going on a road trip, you might want to consider bringing along some of the items below.
If your canine is prone to shedding, having its hair all over the seats of the car can be especially difficult to deal with. Traveling with an animal auto seat cover for your dog to sit on can be a big help in keeping your car clean. It actually is more comfortable for your dog to sit on a pad anyway, so it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved. Most pads just slide easily right over an auto seat.
Another item to pack for your dog is a travel bowl in order for your pet to stay hydrated on long drives. Some bowls made now are spill-proof, making it easier for dogs to refresh themselves in a moving car, so you don’t have to stop. Or if your dog isn’t comfortable drinking water in a moving car, whenever you stop to take a break you can fill up the bowl for Fido. On a side note, err on the side of caution while feeding Fido in the car, since dogs can get carsick easily with a full stomach.
An important product to ensure safety while traveling with your dog is an auto organization system, or a divider to prevent Fido from disrupting your driving. This creates a barrier so that your dog doesn’t run around the vehicle in places it shouldn’t be, providing safety for all.
These traveling tips should help when bringing Fido on the road with you. And remember, ResorTime has plenty of dog-friendly options to choose from. Call us today at (877) 477-7368 or click to learn more about our pet-friendly resorts.