Have Dog, Will Travel

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by Athena Andris

Who’s ready for a road trip?  You can bet Fido is!

Before you let Fido jump in the car, get prepared. Here’s a checklist to make sure your road trip will be enjoyable and safe for both of you. doggoggles2

Plan in advance:

  1. Make sure your destination is a dog friendly place.
  2. Make sure your dog’s tag information is up-to-date. This includes contact information, as well as a current rabies tag.
  3. Take along a photo of your pet with contact information – just in case he gets lost.
  4. Prepare a dog first aid kit to take with you. *(see below)
  5. Program your Vet’s phone number into your cell phone for emergency contact.

Now you want to make sure you Pack the Essentials:

  • Harness
  • Leash
  • Enough dog food
  • Dog bowl
  • Bottled water
  • Dog snacks and treats
  • Several favorite dog toys
  • Brush
  • Towel
  • Clean-up bags
  • If your dog is on any medication – make sure to take it with you.

And now you’re ready. Be sure to stop every 2 to 3 hours and let your dog relieve himself, have a good stretch, and get a refreshing drink of cool water.

NEVER leave your dog alone in the car!

Be mindful of others by making sure you keep your dog on his leash. Also, be sure to clean up after your dog’s messes.

Hopefully, by following these tips, you will have a great experience traveling with your dog. Your dog will love exploring the great outdoors and spending time with you. It makes for a great bonding experience.

Have Fun!

Prepare a Travel First Aid Kit for your Dog

Your ‘Travel First Aid Kit’ for your dog is basically a smaller version of the same necessities stored in your at-home first aid kit for your dog. Gather the following items and store in a zip-lock plastic bag or cosmetic case and keep in your car.

  • bandages
  • tape
  • tweezers
  • scissors
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • antiseptic wipes
  • eyewash solution

It’s also a good idea to call your visiting destination and ask them if there are any particular dangers (like snakes, poisonous plants, etc..) that you need to be aware of. This will help you better prepare for these particular emergencies in your kit.

To get further more useful information on pet travel and first-aid for dogs: http://www.schnauzers-rule.com

Athena Andris is the founder of Schnauzers-Rule.com. Her works come from lifetime lessons and research on her favorite topic – dogs (especially miniature schnauzers). Having owned several dogs from purebreds to mutts, Athena finds owning man’s best friend, a necessary component to living a happy life. Schnauzers-Rule.com is a complete owner’s guide to the health and care of the miniature schnauzer. An informative and entertaining all inclusive website for the miniature schnauzer lover and dog enthusiasts alike.

Site visitors learn how to properly groom, train, care, and housebreak their miniature schnauzer. There’s FREE obedience and trick training tips, schnauzer contests, important dog food facts, and even fun dog craft projects and FREE e-cards to send family & friends. And it’s all waiting just for you at: http://www.schnauzers-rule.com

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